Principal photography is under way on Dark Castle Entertainment's action adventure The Losers. The film is based on the comic book series published under DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, and is being directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard).
The Losers features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek), Chris Evans (Fantastic Four films), Idris Elba (Obsessed, RocknRolla), Columbus Short (Stomp the Yard, upcoming Whiteout), Holt McCallany (Vantage Point), Óscar Jaenada (Che (Part 2)) and Jason Patric (In the Valley of Elah).
An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, The Losers 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 (Evans), Roque (Elba), Pooch (Short) and Cougar (Jaenada)-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 they'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.
The screenplay was written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt, based upon comic books written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jock. The film is being produced by Joel Silver (The Matrix trilogy) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend).
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes White's Stomp the Yard director of photography Scott Kevan and editor David Checel, as well as production designer Aaron Osborne (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Richard Yuricich (Blade Runner, Mission: Impossible 2) and costume designer Magali Guidasci (Alien vs. Predator).
The Losers will shoot entirely on location in Puerto Rico.
The film is scheduled for an April 9, 2010 release and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.