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Legacy – Teaser Trailer for Idris Elba’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2010

British thriller Legacy was written and directed by Nigerian-English filmmaker Thomas Ikimi.

Elba (The Wire, Ultraviolet, Thor) not only stars in the film, which concerns a Black Ops soldier suffering a mental breakdown and attempting to piece his life back together after returning from a botched mission in Eastern Europe, but he has also executive produced it.

Starring Idris Elba, Eamonn Walker, Monique Curnen, Clarke Peters, Richard Brake and Julian Wadham

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The Losers – TV Spot

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

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The Losers – Zoe Saldana and Jeffrey Dean Morgan get a bit saucy

Posted by LiveFor on February 9, 2010

As previously reported, The Losers is the adaptoin of the Vertigo Comic by Andy Diggle and Jock.

It tells the story of a covert-ops team for the CIA who are betrayed by their handler Max (Jason Patric) while on a search-and-destroy mission in Bolivia.

The team – comprising of Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Clay), Idris Elba (Roque), Oscar Jaenada (Cougar), Columbus Short (Pooch) and Chris Evans (Jensen), vow to get revenge and go on the hunt for the mysterious Max.

It isn’t long before they meet the beautiful Aisha (Zoe Saldana), an operative with her own agenda, who tells them she knows how to find the elusive Max.
As you can see in the pics from The Mail Online, Aisha and Clay get close in the film.

Check out the trailer.

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The Losers – New photo looks very like the comic book

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010


The trailer debuted a couple of days ago and now director Sylvian White was chatting to The LA Times and the piece includes the photo above. The film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Columbus Short, Jason Patric, Zoe Saldana, Oscar Jaenada and Holt McCallany.

If it looks familiar it is because of the artwork by Jock for Andy Diggle’s comic.

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UPDATED The Losers – Teaser trailer of the comic book adaption

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010


UPDATE: Now the trailer is out for real and here it is:
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END OF UPDATE

This is the first look at some footage for the adaption of the Andy Diggle and Jock comic book, The Losers. It is one of those EW teaser of a teaser trailer thing they do.

Directed by Sylvian White the film adaptation stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (last seen in the comic book world as The Comedian in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen), Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Holt McCallany, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, and Peter Macdissi.

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, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar–find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, 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.

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Glasgow Film Festival 2010 – 18th – 28th February

Posted by LiveFor on January 28, 2010

The Glasgow Film Festival is next month. Unfortunately I can’t make it, but Live For Films intrepid reviewer, Richard Bodsworth can. Here is what he has to share about it.

The sixth Glasgow Film Festival is set to light up screens in February bringing a host of premieres, unique events and special guests to the city. Building on the record-breaking success of the 2009 Festival, the 2010 edition runs from February 18 – 28th and will screen more than 120 features across eighteen locations including host venue the Glasgow Film Theatre and three screens at the Cineworld. 

The Festival opens on Thursday February 18th with a gala screening of Micmacs, the latest delight from Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet starring France’s hottest comedy talent Danny Boon. A hilarious tale of outrageous injustice and ingenious revenge, it features a star-studded cast of French greats that includes Andre Dussolier, Yolande Moreau, Dominique Pinon and Jean-Pierre Marielle.

The Festival closes on Sunday 28th with the world premiere of Legacy, a taut psychological thriller from Glasgow company Black Camel Pictures and writer/director Thomas Ikimi. The Wire star, Idris Elba, is the lead actor and executive producer of an ambitious production in which a veteran soldier broods on the guilty legacy of his past actions and the one possibility of his future redemption. The cast includes Clarke Peters and Eamonn Walker.

Funded by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Scottish Screen and the Glasgow Film Theatre, the full Festival programme is filled with big name stars in must-see films. Scottish Oscar-winner, Tilda Swinton, plays a stylish, enigmatic matriarch in the UK premiere of I Am Love, one of the most critically acclaimed films of the past year. Nicolas Cage gives an unforgettable performance in Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Shirley Henderson and Charlotte Rampling lead a stellar ensemble in Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime. Robert De Niro heads an all-star cast in Kirk Jones Everybody’s Fine. Maggie Smith and Dominic West appear in Julian Fellowes’ From Time To Time. Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon star in The Greatest. Til Schweiger returns in the international premiere of Rabbit Without Ears 2 and Drew Barrymore turns director for the rollerskating romp Whip It! 

A strong line-up of international screenings consolidates the Glasgow Film Festival’s reputation for bringing the best of world cinema to Glasgow screens and includes key prize-winners from the international Festival circuit. The programme includes Cannes sensations I Killed My Mother, Dogtooth and Nobody Knows About Persian Cats, Venice Golden Lion winner Lebanon, Toronto People’s Choice winner The Topp

The Festival continues its widely applauded tradition of honouring a major Hollywood star each year with a 2010 retrospective devoted to the career of Cary Grant. The debonair star remains the gold standard for impeccable comic timing and tender-hearted romances and the Festival will screen a selection of his finest films including Bringing Up Baby (1938), Notorious (1946), An Affair To Remember (1957) and North By Northwest (1959).

FrightFest highlights include the world premiere of 2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams, the eagerly-awaited (REC) 2, 1970s shocker A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin and the UK premiere of Splice introduced by director Vincenzo Natali.

The Festival is also set to welcome a record number of guests to the city including the legendary James Earl Jones who will discuss a career in film that stretches from Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1963) to Field Of Dreams (1989) and includes such landmark films as Conan The Barbarian (1981), Coming To America (1988), The Hunt For Red October (1990), his towering Oscar-nominated performance in The Great White Hope (1970) and his contribution to the Star Wars series as the voice of Darth Vader.

A wide-range of masterclasses and special events will also include appearance from Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald and Peter Mullan who holds a unique position in world cinema as the Cannes Best Actor winner for My Name Is Joe (1998) and the Venice Golden Lion recipient for The Magdalene Sisters (2002).

There is a pretty impressive line up here, the prospect of FrightFest weekend is particularly exciting and I hope to attend Mark Millar’s scheduled In Person show. With a lot of big shows and big names attending you can expect tickets to go fast so book now. Money saving deals are available online if you wish to buy in bulk. 

Tickets are available through the official film festival website www.glasgowfilmfestival.org.uk, in person at the box office and by calling +44 (0)141 332 6535.

GFF Box Office
Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street
Glasgow
G3 6RB

FrightFest weekend passes which include all 8 films (Frozen, 2001 Maniacs: Fields of Screams, Stag Night, A Lizard in A Woman’s Skin, Amer (Bitter), [REC] 2, Splice and Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre) are available priced at £40.  You can also purchase individual days or individual screenings.

I hope to see some of you guys there!

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Thor begins filming today

Posted by LiveFor on January 12, 2010

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography on the highly anticipated feature film THOR directed by Kenneth Branagh. In THOR, Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) portrays the title character with Tom Hiddleston (Wallender) in the role of Thor’s brother Loki, and Natalie Portman (Leon, Star Wars, V for Vendetta, Brothers) as Jane Foster. Additionally, the studio has cast Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) as Odin, Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon 3, The Thomas Crown Affair) as Frigga, Ray Stevenson (Punisher War Zone) as Volstagg, Tadanobu Asano (Mongul) as Hogun, Josh Dallas as Fandral, Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Idris Elba (The Losers) as Heimdall, as well as Colm Feore, Kat Dennings and award-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård. The film is slated for release in theatres domestically on May 6, 2011 via Paramount Pictures which will also release the film on a worldwide basis.

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

The screenplay for THOR was penned by Mark Protosevich as well as Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz, and Don Payne. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige will produce the film. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, and Marvel Studio’s Co-President, Louis D’Esposito, will executive produce.

In addition to THOR, Marvel Studios is also scheduled to release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including IRON MAN 2 on May 7, 2010, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA on July 22, 2011, and THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012

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Legacy – Idris Elba goes AWOL

Posted by LiveFor on November 27, 2009


Idris Elba is a busy, busy man. He’s got Takers and The Losers coming up, plus he has been cast as Heimdell in the new Thor film.

However, he also stars in Legacy and is also the film’s executive producer.

Written and directed by filmmaker Thomas Ikimi, Legacy co-stars Eamonn Walker (Lord of War), Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Dark Knight), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), and Clarke Peters (The Wire).

Described as a Hitchcockian style psychological thriller with action elements similar to Paul Greengrass’ Bourne films, the plot of Legacy centers on AWOL special forces operative Malcolm Gray (Elba) as he attempts to hide out in New York following an inexplicably failed mission in Eastern Europe.

HeyUGuys had the info and they also have a couple more cool posters. I really like the posters for this and it sounds like a great film.

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The Losers – First official photos

Posted by LiveFor on November 25, 2009


Here are the first photos from the adaption of the Vertigo comic by Andy Diggle and Jock.

Directed by Sylvian White the film adaptation stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Holt McCallany, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, and Peter Macdissi.

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, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar–find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, 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 photo of the team at the top fills me full of hope for this one as it is pretty much how the team looks in the comic.

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Thor – Idris Elba to protect Asgard as Heimdall

Posted by LiveFor on November 20, 2009

Idris Elba is cool. That’s all you need to know. He was the ex-SAS bloke in the UK show Ultraviolet that saw him taking down Vampires, or leeches as he called them. Stateside you will know him mainly from The Wire. Plus he got to snog Beyonce in Obsessed. He is currently working on The Losers which is an adaption of the excellent DC Comic about special forces types on the run.

It looks as if he is on a comic book roll as Heat Vision have the news he has been cast in Marvel Studio’s Thor movie – not as a human character, but as the Asgardian known as Heimdall.

In the comic Heimdall is the brother of the warrior Sif. He is the all-seeing and all-hearing guardian sentry of Asgard, he stands on the rainbow bridge, Bifrost and stands watch for any attacks to Asgard. For ages, he stood as the guardian of Asgard, defending the city’s gates from any intruders, and was one of the most trusted servants of Odin.

He has also had a few battles with Thor in the comics either stopping him entering or leaving Asgard so I could well imagine we’ll see something like that in the film.

The movie follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) a Norse God banished to Earth for his arrogance and reckless behavior in the Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. On Earth, he falls in love with a nurse named Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), but must become a true hero when his sinister brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) brings the darkest forces of Asgard to wreak destruction on humanity. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), the film co-stars Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore, Stuart Townsend, Ray Stevenson, and Tadanobu Asano.

It is shaping up to be an amazing cast.

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