The Losers is an adaptation of a DC/Vertigo comic series that ran for three years between 2003 and 2006. It follows a special forces unit who are tasked with waging the war on terror, but get betrayed by their handler.
However, they aren't killed by this turn of events and band together to get revenge and get their name off a "CIA death list." It stars the likes of Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), Jason Patric (Narc) and Idris Elba (The Wire).
Recently, we got a look at the comparisons between the comic's characters and the actors that will be playing them in the movie. And today we have the first poster for The Losers (that appeared at Comic Con) which expands on that, being very creative by showing what the characters look like in the comic and just attaching the actor's names to each of them. It's always refreshing to see a poster that doesn't have the "floating header syndrome." Check it out (click for larger):
With the direction they've went with this poster (apparently it's similar to one of the comics, only altered to reflect the real look of the actors), I guess they realize that the interest for The Losers will come (at least at first) from those who are fans of the original comic, and are playing off of that to get them psyched. Let's face it - beyond that original comic audience, the general movie going public have no idea what The Losers is.
However, that also seemed like the case with Wanted, and if you look at the numbers, that made over $400 million worldwide (if you include DVD sales) - could The Losers follow suit? I'd say there's a very good chance of it.
What do you think of the first poster for The Losers? Do you think this movie will do well at the box office?
The Losers is set to hit theatres on April 16th, 2010.