Exclusive New THE PRINCE Trailer: Bruce Willis Goes Bad as a Sinister Assassin

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We here at Collider have a new, full-length The Prince trailer to debut for director Brian A. Miller’s upcoming action-thriller.  The film stars Jason Patric as a retired assassin who is drawn back into his old life when his daughter is kidnapped.  In the process, he’s forced to confront his former rival, played by Bruce Willis.  The film is unique in that Willis takes on a more nefarious role this time around, and it also features John Cusack in a supporting role as a character that comes to Patric’s aid.

Hit the jump to watch the new The Prince trailer.  The film also stars Jung Ji-Hoon, Jessica Lowndes, Jonathon Schaech, Gia Mantegna, and Curtis “50 Cent” JacksonThe Prince opens in theaters and is available on VOD starting August 22nd.

THE PRINCE Trailer Starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack, and Jason Patric

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We haven’t talked about Brian A. Miller’s action-thriller The Prince since Bruce Willis was cast nearly a year ago, but that changes today since the first trailer has been released.  If I told you that the plot is similar to that of the Liam Neeson-starring franchise Taken, you might imagine that Willis steps into Neeson’s skilled shoes.  You’d be wrong, since Willis is actually the taker in this version, while Jason Patric is the father tasked with rescuing his kidnapped daughter.  Good thing Patric has his buddy, played by John Cusack, along to help him out in the film that proudly shows off its New Orleans’ setting.

Also starring Jessica Lowndes, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Rain, The Prince opens in select theaters and OnDemand August 22nd.  Hit the jump to watch the first trailer, which may just give away the end of the movie for some reason.

Canadian Features and Canada First! Line-Ups Announced for 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

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The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival has announced the films playing in their Canadian Features line-up and the seven films from first-time filmmakers in the “Canada First!” line-up.  Notable movies in the Canadian Features program include Edwin Boyd (starring Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand, and Brian Cox), Goon (starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, and Liev Schreiber), and Guy Maddin’s new film Keyhole (starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rossellini).  Previously announced films A Dangerous Method and Take This Waltz will play as part of the Canadian Galas program.

Hit the jump to check out the full line-up for the Canadian Features and Canada First! programs.  Click here for the Galas and Special Presentations and click here for the Documentaries, Midnight Madness, and other TIFF programs.  The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8 – 18th.

Jason Patric and Lucy Punch to Star in FX’s Comic Adaptation POWERS [UPDATED]

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TV wants Kyle Chandler.  He passed on Terra Nova, and the talks between Chandler and FX to star in the series adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic Powers unfortunately led to nothing.  He’ll find a new home where he can be my TV dad soon enough.  In the meantime, let’s talk about Powers, an exciting prospect even independent of Chandler.

Powers centers on two homicide detectives who investigate murders that involve those gifted with superpowers.  Deadline reported last night that Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) will play rookie detective Deena Pilgrim, and tonight follows up with the news that Jason Patric (The Losers) is set as Deena’s partner Christian Walker.  The casting (particularly Punch) is out there, just enough for me to give the benefit of the doubt to FX.  I love everything the network has produced in the past couple years.  The folks behind the camera are solid.  Charles Eglee (The Walking Dead) scripted the pilot, which Michael Dinner (Justified) will direct.  Plus, Bendis and Powers artist Michael Avon Oeming are on board as producers — always a nice touch.

Read the synopsis for Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?, a collection of the first six issues, after the jump.

[Update: We've been sent the full press release on the film, which includes the additional casting of Charles S. Dutton and Bailee Madison. Full release included after the jump]

First Look at Guy Maddin’s KEYHOLE

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The first images from Guy Maddin’s (The Saddest Music in the World) latest film Keyhole have hit the web. The film stars Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier (Blade) and Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) and tells the vastly twisted tale of a deadbeat father/gangster on an odyssey to his bedroom. So, “vastly twisted” may have been a bit of a understatement. Hit the jump to check out some of the images as well as a synopsis for the flick.

Jason Patric Joins HBO’s Film Blogger Comedy TILDA, Which Stars Diane Keaton and Ellen Page

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For his first regular stint on television, Jason Patric (The Losers) will join the HBO comedy Tilda, which centers around a “a powerful female online Hollywood journalist with a no-holds-barred style.”  According to Deadline, Patric will play Tilda’s nemesis Andrew Brown, the head of a media empire the blogger is trying to expose.

Diane Keaton and Ellen Page signed on to headline a cast that also includes Wes Bentley, David Harbour and Leland Orser; Tilda was developed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and Cynthia Mort (Tell Me You Love Me).  This represents a return to HBO for Patric, who played a version of himself in season five of Entourage as Vince’s co-star on the failed firefighter flick Smokejumpers.

THE LOSERS Review

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Usually, I like to take my time in writing a movie review so I can let the film simmer for a bit and give it a bit of thought.  I had to rush home to write this review of The Losers because I started forgetting the movie almost as soon as I left the theater.  That’s the film’s intent: easily digestible entertainment.  It’s a cookie-cutter action film filled with explosions, wise-cracks, and hot sex between the male and female lead.  Thanks to the individual performances of the cast, The Losers rarely feels soulless, but due to the lack of chemistry between the actors, The Losers also never comes together to make a more lasting impression.

7 Clips from THE LOSERS Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric

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Warner Bros. has released 7 clips from director Sylvain White’s The Losers, which stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, and Jason Patric.  The clips feature all the actors as well as a lot of action.

I caught a screening the other day and the movie was better than I expected.   While it’s a tight 90 something minutes, all the actors have their moments and it’s got plenty of action and humor.  But while everyone was pretty good, Jason Patric was awesome as Max.  He plays the  guy who set up The Losers.  Another surprise…Chris Evans.  He’s steals a few scenes and had the theater laughing out loud.

Hit the jump for the clips.  The Losers gets released April 23.

3 and a Half Minutes of THE LOSERS Are Online

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Warner Bros. has released a 3 and a half minute sizzle reel from director Sylvain White’s The Losers – which stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric.  The clip features all the actors as well as a lot of action.

I caught a press screening tonight of the film and it was better than I expected.   While the movie is a tight 90 something minutes, all the actors have their moments and it’s got plenty of action and humor.  But while everyone was pretty good, Jason Patric was awesome as Max.  He plays the  guy who set up The Losers.  Another surprise about the movie…Chris Evans.  He’s steals a scene or two and had the theater laughing out loud a few times.

Hit the jump for the sizzle reel.  The Losers gets released April 23.

36 High Resolution Images from THE LOSERS

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Warner Bros. has released a ton of new images from  director Sylvain White’s The Losers, which stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada and Jason Patric.  The reason the images were released today is the press junket is this weekend in Los Angeles,  which means we’re also going to get a lot of clips from the film soon.

I’m catching a screening tonight and interviewing the cast this weekend, so expect a lot of Losers coverage in the coming days.  If I can, look for a tweet reaction after the screening tonight.  Until then, hit the jump to check out 36 high resolution images from the film:

Chris Evans On Set Interview THE LOSERS – Read or Listen Here

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You want to know why Chris Evans is always going to be cool in my book? Because when I was on the set of The Losers in Puerto Rico last June, when it was incredibly hot and humid, Evans had the five online journalists in attendance come into his trailer to do his interview, as he had air conditioning and was willing to share it.  Trust me, I’ve done a lot of on set interviews in some sketchy areas, and no other actor has ever opened his door like Chris Evans.

Anyway, during our extended interview with Evans, he talked about how he plays a computer expert named Jensen and if he’s anything like him, did he debate playing another comic book based character, 80′s movies, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, his career, Fantastic Four, and so much more.  It’s a great interview so take a look:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan On Set Interview THE LOSERS – Read or Listen

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If you’re a fan of Jeffrey Dean Morgan in comic book movies and nervous that after playing the Edward Blake / The Comedian in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen and Clay in director Sylvain White’s The Losers he might stay away from another comic book role, you don’t have to worry, as Morgan says, “I’m happy to be in this world. I’m loving it.  I love this. I could do comic book movies forever.”

He told me that – along with a few other online journalists – when I saw on the set of The Losers last June in Puerto Rico.  While Morgan was in almost every scene that day and was also busy preparing for other scenes, he could not have been nicer on set as he came back over to us four different times as he kept getting pulled away for filming.  Trust me, most actors would come over once…maybe twice.  But no one comes back four times.

During our extended interview Morgan talked about everything: from who he plays in The Losers to how he saved a dog in Puerto Rico.  Did I mention how awesome Morgan is? If you’re a fan of his work or just curious about The Losers, you’ll love the interview.  Read or listen to it after the jump:

Director Sylvain White On Set Interview THE LOSERS – Read or Listen Here

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Back in September of 2009, I was invited – along with four other online journalists – to the set of director Sylvain White’s The Losers when the movie was being shot in hot and humid Puerto Rico. While extreme heat and humidity can play havoc with a film shoot, when we got to speak with White, he was still excited and really enthusiastic about how things had been going.  During our interview we talked about how he came to the project, why he wanted The Losers to be PG-13 and not R, how he tried to take elements of the graphic novel for the movie, how Peter Berg did the script, and a lot more. It’s a really good and informative interview so read or listen to it after the jump:

Collider Goes to Puerto Rico to Watch THE LOSERS – Read Our Set Report Plus 6 Brand New Character Posters of the Cast

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Back in September of 2009, I was invited – along with four other online journalists – to the set of director Sylvain White’s The Losers when the movie was being shot in hot and humid Puerto Rico.  While I’ve covered many movies while working for Collider, this was the first time visiting a movie set could actually cost me a lot of money.  The reason?  The location was a secure Port that was guarded by Homeland Security.  Each of us had to wear a special badge given to us by the government and we were warned if we lost it…we’d have to pay $10,000 dollars.  Needless to say, I watched my badge like a hawk.

If you haven’t heard of The Losers, the movie stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoë Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Holt McCallany, Óscar Jaenada, and Jason Patric and it’s written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt. The film is based on the Vertigo comic series by Andy Diggle and Jock.

While I hate making comparisons, The Losers reminds me a lot of The A-Team, except rather than helping those who can’t help themselves, The Losers are out to clear their names and get revenge on the one who betrayed them.  Simply put…it’s an action thriller that should be a lot of fun.

Hit the jump for what we did on set and you can also take a look at 6 brand new character posters of the cast:

THE LOSERS Movie Poster Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, and Idris Elba

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Warner Bros. has released the final poster for director Sylvain White’s The Losers and you can check it out after the jump.  Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book series, the film was written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt and it stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) as Clay; Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as Aisha; Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) as Jensen; Idris Elba (The Wire) as Roque; Columbus Short (Quarantine) as Pooch; Oscar Jaeneda (Che: Part Two) as Cougar; and Jason Patric (My Sister’s Keeper) as Max.

I did a set visit for The Losers last year and my report and on set interviews will be getting posted later this month.  Until then, check out the poster and the full synopsis:

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