Films

The Losers

April 23rd 2010
  • Action/Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 98 min,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Jason Patric, Columbus Short, Holt McCallany, Óscar Jaenada, Peter Francis James, Peter Macdissi, Gunner Wright, Tanee McCall, Rey Hernandez, Evan Mirand
  • Director: Sylvain White
  • Writers: Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt, Andy Diggle
  • Producers: Kerry Foster, Akiva Goldsman, Joel Silver
  • Co Producer: Christoph Fisser
  • Executive Producer: Stuart M. Besser
  • Art Direction: Erin Cochran
  • Castings: Venus Kanani, Mary Vernieu
  • Costume Design: Magali Guidasci
  • D.O.P.: Scott Kevan
  • Editor: David Checel
  • Makeup: Allan A. Apone
  • Production Design: Aaron Osborne
  • Set Decoration: Monica Monserrate

Storyline

An elite U.S. Special Forces unit is sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission and find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a ruthless enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Puerto Rico
  • Production Companies: DC Comics, Dark Castle Entertainment, Lakeshore Entertainment, Silver Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 23 July 2009 - September 2009

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Trivia

The script is loosely based on the first story arc from "The Losers" comic, collectively called "Ante Up". The story appeared in issues 1-6 of the DC Vertigo comic, written by Andy Diggle and drawn by artist Jock.

Originally the project was going to be written and directed by Peter Berg. James Vanderbilt took over scripting duties after the first draft. Tim Story was also attached to direct for a while.

2010 Guide Analysis: "A comic adaptation thankfully not about superheroes, on the surface “The Losers” looks essentially like a very familiar revenge tale meets conspiracy thriller albeit with a military team instead of a lone burned spy. What makes this adaptation interesting though is the cast such as Morgan, Evans, Saldana and Elba who’ve all got a lot of geek love for their strong performances in the past.

Action director Peter Berg and scribe James Vanderbilt co-adapted the screenplay which should ensure some big time testosterone fuelled fun, but director Sylvain White is new to the genre with his only feature credit before this being the dance drama “Stomp the Yard”. How he’ll handle the ‘grittier A-Team’ style action is hard to say, though reports indicate the film will thankfully keep the hard R-rated edge of the comic."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 9 April 2010: UK
  • 22 April 2010: Argentina