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Joe Carnahan to Direct, Ridley Scott to Produce The A-Team January 27, 2009 10:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, The A-Team.
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theateam-0127092oth Century Fox has has tapped Joe Carnahan to direct and Ridley Scott to produce, with Tony scott executive producing, a summer 2010 feature film release of The A-Team.

Carnahan takes over for John Singleton, who exited the project last year (see related story here).

Carnahan will team with Brian Bloom to re-work a script by Skip Woods (G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra).  Production is expected to begin by this June, with an expected June 10, 2010 release, according to Variety.

“Tony and I feel that marrying this Scott Free project with Joe’s sensibility will result in a fast-paced, exciting franchise, one we hope will be around for years to come,” Scott said.

Carnahan and the Scott brothers say they will use the original premise of the series as the template for an action film. In the original, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.

The Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.

“You can … make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film,” Carnahan said.


Singleton Exits A-Team Movie October 27, 2008 1:20 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, The A-Team.

John Singleton, who was attached to 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of The A-Team has exited the project.  Variety reports that the project has gone through various rewrites and Fox doesn’t think it’s ready for production just yet.  The delay has caused Singleton to conclude it’s time to move on.  Originally scheduled for a June 2009 release, the film likely now won’t hit theaters for at least a year later.

Source: Variety

Casting Rumors: Bruce Willis in The A-Team and Brad Pitt in Thor May 12, 2008 6:14 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Movies, News, Rumors, The A-Team, Thor.
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LatinoReview has two casting scoops.  First up, the site reports that John Singleton is singling out Bruce Willis for the role of Col. John “Hannibal” Smith for the upcoming film adaptation of the TV series The A-Team.  The site is also reporting that Marvel Studios is looking at Brad Pitt as a possible choice to play Thor in the recently dated movie (June 4, 2010).

Fox Sets Date for “A-Team” March 19, 2008 9:50 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, Scheduling, The A-Team.
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20th Century Fox has set a date for John Singleton’s film version of the 1980s TV series The A-Team.  The film will be released on June 12, 2009.   The A-Team will follow the exploits of Hannibal Smith and his team of former special forces soldiers, who have been set up for a crime they didn’t commit.  Casting hasn’t been announced yet. [Variety]