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The LOSERS Are Loose!

First Vertigo-based movie trailer released.

If your appetite for some live-action, Vertigo-based explosive espionage wasn’t satiated with HUMAN TARGET, brace yourself for THE LOSERS.    Warner Bros. released the first trailer to MSN today…


 If the trailer didn’t convey it well enough for you, the premise breaks down like this…

After being betrayed and left for dead, members of a CIA black ops team root out those who targeted them for assassination.

I haven’t read the Andy Diggle/Jock series yet, so I can’t judge how faithful this adaptation will be, but it looks like some stylish fun.   There’s a gag with Chris Evans shooting down some goons with his fingers that got a hoot out of me and also a cool bit with the Losers sneaking into somewhere within coffins.  I'm thinking of trying that sometime.

The director’s Sylvain White, whose biggest prior credit was the collegiate dance movie STOMP THE YARD.   He’s been attached to make a movie out of one my favorite comics, RONIN, for several years now.   If this flick does well, I’d say there’s a good chance he’ll finally get to do it.   Personally, I don’t think the Frank Miller book would translate well, even despite the abundance of cinematic layouts that could no doubt be recreated, panel for panel, frame for frame.  It’s got one mind-bending head-trip of a story and is pretty ripe with Freudian symbolism that would probably be too much for audiences just looking to watch a samurai shred some cyborgs (or think they’re actually getting an adaptation of SAMURAI JACK.)  

--Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on

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Posted by Bruce Vain

Never read the Losers , but after seeing this trailer I now want to. :D 
Jefferey Dean Morgan looks great in this and it was a nice touch to have the Eagles of Death Metal in the trailer. :D 
Posted by Asymmetrical

trailer = EPIC!

Posted by danhimself

never read the book but the movie looks good

Posted by strangeling

So many moments straight from the comic too.

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I'm now officially excited as all hell to see this

Posted by the guv'nor

this looks reallly good,going to be some good movies this year

Posted by Bruce Vain

Ok I've watched this like 5 times lol 
"Mama, didn't raise no fool.  POW ! BOOM! "
Posted by Media_Master

That trailer was a win for me.

Edited by skaarason

i gotta check out the series after watching this !!!!!!

Posted by ComicCrazy

This movie looks really good.
Posted by lossofreason

This looks really badass and makes A TEam look like a gay bar reunion. 
Patric as bAD guy will be friggin GREAT.

Posted by Ravn

Aw, man! that was a sweet trailer! Now I really wanna find the comic!

Posted by Darkchild

they took the scene at the end of the trailer directly from the comic with Jensen doing the air guns hell yeah!!! BBADASS

Posted by NightFang

Looks pretty good.

Posted by Sylar0

Man iI can't wait now this looks so freaking cool, sounds awesome.
Posted by Illyana Rasputin

This looks very witty! Good casting choices!
Posted by Omega The Supreme Being

fantastic i want see this now

Posted by AngelFrost

Oooo, this looks good. :D 
Chris Evans!! <3 I love him.
and Zoe Seldana seems soo sexy in this. 
I'll definately watch.

Posted by Darth Bane

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWE

Posted by brythorion12 pants are wet

Posted by LP

DC isn't stopping, love the new stuff!

Edited by Marshal Victory

So theirs the actor that played the comedian in it an the actor who played the human torch?Looking very cool for a trailer hope the movie lives up to that trailer.
Posted by Gregomasta

Trailer looks good.

Posted by Sharkgirl93

Looks good! Plus the guy who plays Stringer Bell in The Wire is in it :D, EVEN BETTER !!! *glee*

Posted by ArtJoker

They sure like using rocket launchers

Posted by TheDrifter


Posted by Asymmetrical

I personally think Chris Evans was a great casting choice for Jensen:

Does anyone know how much of the story the movie is intended to cover? Is it all 32 issues or something?
Posted by Sparda

Good lord that trailer was awesome. Some parts of it were a bit meh, but overall I'm getting a strong Shoot Em Up vibe.......except with a lot more people. This is looking mighty fine.
"I'm the black Macguyver! Blaguyver!" and "Mama didn't raise no fools" were both pretty amazing.