A Legend Returns: A-Team in theatres in 2010
Posted by iusbvision on January 28, 2009
The production will be a “fast-paced action movie” that avoids the campy tone of the original and replaces Vietnam with the Middle East as the place the do-gooder soldiers of fortune served before escaping to the “Los Angeles underground”, Hollywood newspaper Variety has reported.
Sir Ridley is lined up to produce the 20th Century Fox project alongside his brother, Tony Scott, while Joe Carnahan, who wrote and directed 2006’s Smokin’ Aces, will direct. The film is due out in June 2010.
Co-creator of the original series Stephen J Cannell is also on board as a producer.
The show, which ran for five series from 1983 to 1986 on American television network NBC, featured George Peppard, Mr T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz as the mismatched band of mercenaries on the run from the government “for a crime they didn’t commit”.
It spawned a host of catchphrases including Peppard’s character Hannibal’s oft repeated line “I love it when a plan comes together”.
A film version has spent years in development with a number of different names previously attached to the project.
Sir Ridley told Variety the newly assembled team aimed for “a fast-paced, exciting franchise – one we hope will be around for years to come.”
Bruce Willis is reported to have accepted the role of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith.
If this film is done right the far left will hate it, which means it could be a must see. Here is an idea of what the film might look like:
By the way, no post about the legendary A-Team could be complete without a proper tribute to the original cast whose great work has made them immortal in the entertainment world: