‘Losers’ gain access

Warner Bros. pic uses landmark telescope

Director Sylvain White felt the love of stars at Tuesday night’s premiere of Warner Bros.’ “The Losers” at the Chinese — not just the actors but also the astronomical ones.

White admitted at the after-party at Boa that his biggest thrill at the screening came from inclusion of the world’s largest radiotelescope — located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico — in the action pic.

“I am such a nerd about astronomy, so when I found out we were shooting in Puerto Rico, we changed one scene from a bar to the telescope,” he recalled. “Our access was really limited but it came out great. Trying to do all this action but make the comedy fit so it still has the comicbook vibe — that was the toughest challenge.”

Producers Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman were particularly pleased about their 50-day shoot in Puerto Rico — even though the film portrays plenty of other locations — in Bolivia, Abu Dhabi and India.

“Puerto Rico stood in for the world, so we made it look like a big-budget film even though it isn’t,” Silver noted.

Attendees included Warner topper Alan Horn along with execs Sue Kroll and Veronika Kwan-Rubinek.

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