Principal photography is under way on Dark Castle Entertainmentâ€™s action adventure â€œThe Losers.â€ The film is based on the comic book series published under DC Comicsâ€™ Vertigo imprint, and is being directed by Sylvain White (â€œStomp the Yardâ€).
â€œThe Losersâ€ features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan (â€œThe Watchmenâ€), ZoÃ« Saldana (â€œStar Trekâ€), Chris Evans (â€œFantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surferâ€), Idris Elba (â€œObsessed,â€ â€œRocknRollaâ€), Columbus Short (â€œStomp the Yard,â€ upcoming â€œWhiteoutâ€), Holt McCallany (â€œVantage Pointâ€), Ã“scar Jaenada (â€œChe: Part Twoâ€) and Jason Patric (â€œIn the Valley of Elahâ€).
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 teamâ€”Clay (Morgan), Jensen (Evans), Roque (Elba), Pooch (Short) and Cougar (Jaenada)â€”find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max (Patric). Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when theyâ€™re joined by the mysterious Aisha (Saldana), 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.
Sylvain White directs â€œThe Losersâ€ from a screenplay by Peter Berg (â€œFriday Night Lightsâ€) and James Vanderbilt (â€œZodiacâ€), based upon comic books written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jock. The film is being produced by Joel Silver (â€œOrphan,â€ the â€œMatrixâ€ trilogy) and Academy AwardÂ®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (â€œA Beautiful Mind,â€ â€œI Am Legendâ€).
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Whiteâ€™s â€œStomp the Yardâ€ director of photography Scott Kevan and editor David Checel, as well as production designer Aaron Osborne (â€œKiss Kiss, Bang Bangâ€), OscarÂ®-nominated visual effects supervisor Richard Yuricich (â€œBlade Runner,â€ â€œMission: Impossible IIâ€) and costume designer Magali Guidasci (â€œAVP: Alien vs. Predatorâ€).
â€œThe Losersâ€ will shoot entirely on location in Puerto Rico.
The film is scheduled for an April 2010 release and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.