Friday, March 26, 2010

THE LOSERS Set Visits, Interviews & Posters


Yesterday a ton of THE LOSERS news and interviews hit the 'net, as Warner Bros lifted their embargo on set visits made during the filming in September 2009. They've also released six awesome new character posters.

The articles and interviews at Comic Book Resources, Cinematical, HitFix, SuperHeroHype, IGN, MovieWeb, SciFiWire are pretty much identical...

... but Collider wins extra points for including the original audio recordings alongside the interview transcripts:

SuperheroHype also included an interview with Oscar Jaenada (Cougar).

Last but not least, there's also a new interview with director Sylvain White over at MTV Splash Page.

Sylvain mentions referencing the colour palette of the original comics, which were coloured by the mighty Lee Loughridge. Credit where it's due!

More soon, including an exclusive set visit report by AICN's Quint.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chris Evans As CAPTAIN AMERICA


Actor Chris Evans, who plays Jensen in THE LOSERS, has accepted the role of CAPTAIN AMERICA for Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Personally I'm delighted. Chris was far and away the best thing about the otherwise mediocre FANTASTIC FOUR movies, but more importantly he's been amazing in more serious but less well-known roles in films like PUSH, STREET KINGS and especially Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE. If you've only seen him play cocky, wisecracking characters like Johnny Storm or Jensen, you need to understand that this guy can act. I have no doubt that he'll do a fine job bringing to life the stoic, dignified heroism of 1940s-era Steve Rogers.

Chris has been on the verge of stardom for a while, and I hope this is the role that finally pushes him over the top. Jock and I were lucky enough to hang out with him on the set of THE LOSERS, and a nicer guy you couldn't hope to meet. He's funny, charismatic and charming, and went out of his way to make us feel at ease. Frankly he deserves to be a household name. I'm guessing soon he will be.

Monday, March 22, 2010

THE LOSERS News Roundup


THE LOSERS movie adaptation is scheduled for release in the USA on April 23rd, and in the UK on May 28th.

Jock and I will be signing copies and giving away free posters at the Bristol and Barcelona comic cons and the London MCM Expo in May.

Warner Bros have released this new ad poster for the movie, which has already been spotted in the wild in LA. You can see an earlier one-sheet poster here.

I've just done a short interview about the movie with The Times Online, and another with USC's Daily Trojan.

THE LOSERS has had its second successful test screening and is rapidly approaching picture lock as final edit and special effects are completed. Jock has drawn new artwork for incorporation into the film, and the main title sequence (designed by Prologue of SE7EN and IRON MAN fame) features his original art from the comic -- so no-one will be left in any doubt about the source material!

Meanwhile, Chris Evans, who plays Jensen, has reportedly been offered the part of CAPTAIN AMERICA by Marvel Studios. No word yet on whether he's accepted their reported 9-picture (!) deal. (UPDATE: He said yes!)

You can watch and/or download THE LOSERS trailer in from www.The-Losers.com, and download the first issue of the original comic for free from Vertigo.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Forbidden Planet London Signing

Jock and I will be signing the new edition of THE LOSERS at Forbidden Planet London this Thursday from 6 to 7pm.

Hopefully there should be some freebie posters available courtesy of those nice folks at Optimum Releasing.

Come and say hi!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lots of LOSERS Trailer Screencaps...

... here and here courtesy of Jeffrey Dean Morgan Unlimited.

THE LOSERS: First Test Screening

I hope nobody's gonna get in trouble for breaching an NDA, but here are some first-hand reactions to THE LOSERS test screening at The Bridge in LA last week.

Linal says, "I saw LOSERS at test screening. Loads of fun, although still needs some tweaks. Great ensemble, Zoe as hot as a spitfire. Definitely can go up against the big boys. Jason Patric steals the show as villain Max. Hilarious and scary at same time. Plus very sexy."

FooFarmer says, "Was at the Bridge last week as well for that preview screening. LOSERS had a lot of laughs. Audience reaction was pretty vocal in favor. Some realistic action stuff, unlike that cheesey A-TEAM trailer . I agree that Jason Patric was a trip. In fact I think the movie could benefit with more of him to counterpoint Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character who is a bit laid back. The studio must know something to go head-to-head with the other biggies."

Joy Somerville tweets, "Went to a screening of THE LOSERS w/ Jeffrey Dean Morgan. WOW super HOT! Lots of action, great characters, and funny."

And Kevin Gasca tweets, "Saw a test screening of THE LOSERS at the Bridge last night and was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed it a lot. Check it out in April."

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

THE LOSERS Trailer In Glorious Quicktime™!

You can now download THE LOSERS movie trailer in Quicktime, Windows and iPod-friendly formats, including crisp HD, from the official movie website. Well worth checking out if all you've seen is the teeny-tiny MSN Blur-O-Vision™ version!

If this is your first taste of THE LOSERS, you can learn more about the comic it's based on at Wikipedia, download the entire first issue for free (8Mb PDF), and buy the first 300-page graphic novel from your local comic shop, Khepri, Amazon U.S. or Amazon U.K.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

THE LOSERS Official Trailer

THE LOSERS cast photo
It's been a long wait, but it's finally here! Check out THE LOSERS official trailer, embedded below. You'll find a larger HD version over at The-Losers.com.

The trailer's flashed across the internet like wildfire, and the response from sites like EMPIRE and AIN'T IT COOL NEWS has been overwhelmingly positive. "This looks way better than THE A-TEAM" seems to be a common refrain on the message boards. Bodes well!

There's also a nice little article on the movie over at the L.A. TIMES, featuring this new cast photo based on Jock's awesome cover art.

THE LOSERS opens April 9th. Spread the word!

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