The adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic series, The Losers, started production over a week ago in Puerto Rico for release next Spring. Today we have our first real look at the movie through some pics from the set, showing off two of the film’s stars, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Idris Elba (The Wire).
The set pics show Morgan and Elba in the midst of filming an action scene in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. There’s not much to go on beyond that, except maybe that we get to see what the two actors look like in character: Elba’s hair is different than it usually is, and clearly the two characters are strapped. Anyway, check out a few of the pics below (click any for larger version):
For the rest of the set pics you can head over to ComingSoon.
To give us a better idea of what the movie is about, and who’s playing who, here is a full plot synopsis for The Losers:
The film 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 (Morgan), Jensen (Chris Evans), Roque (Elba), Pooch (Columbus Short) and Cougar (Oscar Jaenada) – find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max (Jason Patric).
Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha (Zoe 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.
I’ve been looking forward to The Losers ever since it was announced. I think they’ve assembled a pretty cool and diverse cast, with particularly Morgan and Elba (coincidentally the two featured in these set pics) making for an interesting combination. The film has an interesting premise to go on – a kind of Wanted meets The Expendables in a way. I really hope it’s lives up to its potential.
What do you think of these set pics? Are you looking forward to this movie?
The Losers is set to hit theaters on April 9th, 2010.