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.