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edesignuk
Jan 29, 2009, 05:33 AM
Twentieth Century Fox has enlisted director Joe Carnahan to bring 1980s TV series The A-Team to the big screen, Variety reports.

The project, slated for a summer 2010 release, sees Ridley Scott producing with brother Tony in the exec producer's chair under their "Scott Free" banner. Canahan will rework a script by Skip Woods (G.I. Joe) to deliver a movie which "reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film", as the helmsman put it.The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/29/a_team_movie/).

:D

CorvusCamenarum
Jan 29, 2009, 06:02 AM
This just in - Hollywood rapidly running out of ideas. What's next, a two hour episode I mean movie about ALF?

Let's hope they don't butcher this one as horribly as they did Miami Vice.

schizoidwoman
Jan 29, 2009, 06:16 AM
This just in - Hollywood rapidly running out of ideas. What's next, a two hour episode I mean movie about ALF?



Don't tell me you missed this milestone of cinema...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117397/

GorillaPaws
Jan 29, 2009, 06:53 AM
Variety notes that Fox has "struggled to find a way to exploit the branded TV show while avoiding the series' campy tone". Since this was part and parcel of the show's appeal, it remains to be seen just how entertaining audiences will find a campless A-Team.

I'm so disappointed already. They need to embrace the campiness, otherwise they're gonna have just another lame action flick. There was so much great stuff in the original: Mr. T being scared of flying, shooting thousands of rounds but never actually hitting a badguy (just their tires), building ridiculous contraptions, welding... I could go on forever.

CorvusCamenarum
Jan 29, 2009, 08:09 AM
Don't tell me you missed this milestone of cinema...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117397/

Yeah I guess I did - I think I was busy in 1996 watching movies that don't suck.

NT1440
Jan 29, 2009, 08:12 AM
This just in - Hollywood rapidly running out of ideas. What's next, a two hour episode I mean movie about ALF?


:eek:

Didnt you hear!? ALF is back! In pog form!

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t176/lummox64/alfback.jpg




Me and my dad find it sad that the only original ideas in hollywood are deemed to risky to get funding.

Abstract
Jan 29, 2009, 08:22 AM
I pity the foo who has to play Mr. T but can't live up to amount of pity-per-hour he can distribute.

NT1440
Jan 29, 2009, 08:24 AM
I pity the foo who has to play Mr. T but can't live up to amount of pity-per-hour he can distribute.
Seeing at Mr T obviously needs the money (WoW commercials? seriously!?) I'm sure he'd be the only original cast member.

firestarter
Jan 29, 2009, 08:27 AM
I'd comment on this...

But I got no time for da jibba jabba!

NT1440
Jan 29, 2009, 08:29 AM
I love it when a thread comes together.

http://myspace-008.vo.llnwd.net/00054/80/03/54323008_m.gif

barkmonster
Jan 29, 2009, 09:52 AM
Things are far too PC these days for Hanibal to have his trademark cigar but he wouldn't be the same character without it.

I wonder what they're going to do instead?

Imagine if they go for the whole preachy angle and he's constantly chewing nicotine gum because "don't smoke kiddies, it's bad for you".

That would be terrible.

ejb190
Jan 29, 2009, 10:52 AM
I have a whole list of predictions about this film, but I'll save them for another post.

Has anyone managed to successfully bring back anything from the '70s/'80s?

The only good example I can think of is Battlestar Galactica but that might even be debatable. I guess Transformers was pretty decent, too.

Miami Vice was poor, the new Knight Rider is pretty ridiculous, the Bionic Woman floped (though I thought it was coming around when it was canceled), and I don't even want to remember the Dukes of Hazard or Starsky and Hutch.

And look to the near future - a G.I. Joe move (early rumors don't sound promising)

I wish they would leave The A-Team to my fond childhood memories.

firestarter
Jan 29, 2009, 10:55 AM
Has anyone managed to successfully bring back anything from the '70s/'80s?


I thought the first 'Charlies Angels' had the appropriate amount of cheese... not too bad a rehash.

Variety notes that Fox has "struggled to find a way to exploit the branded TV show while avoiding the series' campy tone".


So, nothing like this episode then?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=47puweMw9Wk

Mousse
Jan 29, 2009, 12:02 PM
Seeing at Mr T obviously needs the money (WoW commercials? seriously!?) I'm sure he'd be the only original cast member.

So that means Face is gonna be played by Katie Sackhoff?:confused:

Jaffa Cake
Jan 29, 2009, 12:10 PM
I won't be going to see it - well, unless of course someone slips me some drugged milk and I wake up in the cinema.

I'm sure I won't fall for that trick again, though...

ucfgrad93
Jan 29, 2009, 01:15 PM
I love watching the A-Team. I especially liked how they could shoot a thousand rounds of ammunition and never hit anyone!:D

Thomas Veil
Jan 29, 2009, 02:22 PM
Osama bin Laden may be able to destroy buildings, but leave it to Fox to threaten America's brain cells.

The only way this is gonna be any good is if Jack Bauer shows up in the first five minutes and guns everybody down.

rdowns
Jan 29, 2009, 05:23 PM
I pity the fool who pays to see this.

SilvorX
Feb 1, 2009, 09:29 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

I pity the fool who pays to see this.

Wow.. Movies that were originally tv series' usually end up being terrible.. I didn't like the Starsky & Hutch movie, Beverly Hillbillies or the Brady Bunch movies.. They were all aweful

angelneo
Feb 2, 2009, 03:06 AM
Seeing at Mr T obviously needs the money (WoW commercials? seriously!?) I'm sure he'd be the only original cast member.
You do not want to dissed the WoW community. Having a crowd of angry geeks surrounding your house is not a pretty sight. :D

kid rock
Feb 2, 2009, 03:52 AM
I love it when a thread comes together.

http://myspace-008.vo.llnwd.net/00054/80/03/54323008_m.gif

awesome!

gkarris
Feb 3, 2009, 01:38 PM
At least it's being called the same thing, unlike "Eagle Eye" where they ripped pages out from a bunch of other scripts to come up with this one... :eek:

:rolleyes:

atszyman
Feb 3, 2009, 01:44 PM
Let's see...

Clooney as Hannibal
Pitt as Face
Damon as Murdock
if only we still had Bernie Mac for B.A. Barakus...

Oh wait, that was the Oceans X movies...