THE LOSERS poster and trailer, based on the Vertigo comic book

THE LOSERS poster and trailer, based on the Vertigo comic book

THE LOSERS comic artist Jock turns in a comic-style movie poster!

THE LOSERS may not be the most widely-known comic book title, but it’s definitely one of critical acclaim, and (obviously) perfect material for a big screen adaptation.  Based on the book by writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock, the story follows a CIA Black Ops team betrayed and left for dead, who decide to go after those who targeted them.  Last weekend at the Dallas Comic Con, the trailer was shown to a packed Q&A panel, attended by Bob Wayne (DC Comics VP of Sales), and the place went nuts!  The cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Oscar Jaenada, Columbus Short, and Jason Patric as the baddie – with a screenplay by Peter Berg, directed by Sylvain White.  Morgan got a lot of attention last year with WATCHMEN, and Chris Evans is certainly no stranger to comic book movies, after his turn as Johnny Storm in the FANTASTIC FOUR movies.  While THE LOSERS may not seem like a traditional comic book style film, it will hopefully open the doors for more independent titles to influence the Hollywood studios.  There’s a lot of great comic series out there that don’t involve superheroes, and rather than give us another remake or sequel, those book could just be the answer to our moviegoing prayers.

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And here’s another promo shot (likely a poster concept) for THE LOSERS.  Look for it to open on April 16, 2010.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.