On Friday, the trailer was released for The Losers, the film adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic book series of the same name, which opens in theaters April 9, 2010 [Read: Watch Now: First Trailer For Comic Book Adaptation â€˜The Losersâ€™].
In an article interviewing the film’s director Sylvain White, the LA Times Hero Complex blog unveiled a new promo image, which spotlights the film’s main characters. The image is reminiscent of The Losers graphic novel cover [see The Losers Vol. 1 & 2] and features Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Clay, Chris Evans as Jensen, ZoÃ« Saldana as Aisha, Ã“scar Jaenada as Cougar, Idris Elba as Rogue, and Columbus Short as Pooch.
Check out the image here at right and click for larger, full view.
For those of you not familiar with The Losers comic book, by Andy Diggle and Jock, Issue #1 of the series is available now as a FREE download [link opens up 8.7 MB PDF]: Download Issue #1.
White dismissed comparisons to that other military ops film, The A-Team, which hits theaters two months after The Losers.
“I wasn’t aware the other movie was coming when I was busy fabricating and creating this film. All I can do is make the movie I want to make and do the best I can. I’m not worried about the ‘A-Team,’ our movie comes first and has a very different plot.”
Head over to Hero Complex to read the rest of the insightful article, which is sure to get you pumped for The Losers.
Action Thriller. An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, â€œThe Losersâ€ centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar – find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when theyâ€™re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.