Nooooooooooo!!! I thought this project had died a horrible death, but it’s back! Development talks for the big screen adaptation of the 1980′s TV show, The A-Team, are pressing on. According to Variety, they’ve brought in the big guns to produce the film, in the form of award winning siblings Ridley and Tony Scott. Joe Carnahan is set to direct, and he’s also penning the film’s script.
More on The A-Team after the jump
“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.
So they’re taking notes from Iron Man, eh? Another director, John Singleton was previously attached to direct the film, but that deal eventually fell through. Carnahan’s previous directing credits include Narc, Smoking Aces, and this year’s Killing Pablo.
I really don’t see how their going to make this film, without it being ridiculously campy. Even by 80′s TV standards the show was insane!
I pity the fool who thinks this is a good idea. Does anyone want to see this A-Team movie?