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Thanks to a pretty cool trailer, The Losers have created quite a stir online. Warner Bros is building on the publicity, and released a brand new photo that mimics the cover of Andy Diggle and Jock's original graphic novel cover. The full photo is in our gallery below. Depending on which actor or actress is your pin-up, you should like the angle they used.
Hero Complex caught up with director Sylvain White who dismissed any comparisons to the upcoming A-Team movie. "I wasn't aware the other movie was coming when I was busy fabricating and creating this film. All I can do is make the movie I want to make and do the best I can. I'm not worried about The A-Team, our movie comes first and has a very different plot ... As far as aesthetic, there are a lot of gimmicks with action movies right now, a lot of frenetic edit, techy exposition and nonsense. With this movie I really tried to give it a certain elegance." White also tried to steer clear of the tone of many recent action films. "I felt recently there had been a lot of action movies that embrace grittiness and realness but also fall into a very straight and dark tone, generally. I thought here there was a really interesting balance drawn from the 2004 and 2005 [comics] reinventions of The Losers that had hard, gritty action with a fun, light tone."
Fans of classic cinema can be quite grateful to The Losers, because they effectively gunned down Joel Silver's remake of The Dirty Dozen. "It kept getting more traction than our picture; it just seemed fresher and younger than our picture. I was kind of saddled with a creaky story ... I hope someday to still pull that movie off, but right now this looked like the better way to go. When The Losers kind of shutdown and looked like it wouldn't happen at Warners, I went to the studio and said, 'Hey, let us do it. And Akiva came back on board with us." While I like a good stand alone action, perhaps we should hope The Losers becomes a busy franchise, and keeps The Dirty Dozen off the remake plate a little longer?