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Director John Singleton has confirmed to BlackVoices.com a rumor that first appeared at LatinoReview.com and IESB.net - he is directing the big screen adaptation of TV series "The A-Team."

The series, which ran from 1983-87 and starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, followed an unofficial team of Vietnam vets who will stop at nothing to get the bad guys. Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit, these four commandos escaped from a maximum-security stockade and now survive in the Los Angeles underground as soldiers of fortune.

Thew new version will be updated from the Vietnam era and reflect contemporary issues and politics. Stephen J. Cannell, who created the show, will produce the movie with Spike Seldin. Mark Silvestri will executive produce.

Singleton added that he will not be directing Executive Order: Six, as was previously reported.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40212

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Director John Singleton has confirmed to BlackVoices.com a rumor that first appeared at LatinoReview.com and IESB.net - he is directing the big screen adaptation of TV series "The A-Team."

The series, which ran from 1983-87 and starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, followed an unofficial team of Vietnam vets who will stop at nothing to get the bad guys. Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit, these four commandos escaped from a maximum-security stockade and now survive in the Los Angeles underground as soldiers of fortune.

Thew new version will be updated from the Vietnam era and reflect contemporary issues and politics. Stephen J. Cannell, who created the show, will produce the movie with Spike Seldin. Mark Silvestri will executive produce.

Singleton added that he will not be directing Executive Order: Six, as was previously reported.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40212

Top Cow's Mark Silvestri? :huh:

I guess we know which company will produce the comic book adaptation. :D

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Collider talked to John Singleton, who is set to direct the big screen version of The A-Team. The highlights include that no one has been cast yet, he wants Woody Harrelson to play Murdock, the movie is not a farce like Starsky & Hutch (more serious but with humor) and everyone signing on will do so for multiple films.

http://www.collider.com/entertainment/inte...aid/6624/tcid/1

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Fox's big-screen version of "A-Team" looks to be finally coming together.

Joe Carnahan is in negotiations to helm the action movie with Ridley and Tony Scott's shingle Scott Free coming on board as producers. Stephen J. Cannell, who co-created the show, is also producing.

The trek to bring "A-Team" to the big screen has been a long one, with various actors, directors and writers landing on it before springing off of it. John Singleton was last attached, but ultimately left after casting issues stalled the project.

Carnahan, meanwhile, has been facing challenges with his passion projects that were to have been follow-ups to his kinetic movies "Smokin' Aces" and "Narc." "White Jazz" was muted when it encountered casting and financing issues. "Bunny Lake Is Missing" disappeared when star Reese Witherspoon hopped away.

Fox is betting this is the right combination, setting a June 11, 2010, release date for the feature, which is written by Skip Woods.

Carnahan seems like an ideal candidate for "A-Team," which told the adventures of a group of US Army Special Forces who are on the run for a crime they didn't commit. The team included Hannibal, the leader whose favorite line was "I love it when plan comes together; Face, a ladies man; Howling Mad Murdock, an unstable pilot; and B.A. Baracus, the surly muscle (B.A. stands for "Bad Attitude").

The 1980s series became a pop cultural phenomenon, with the theme song played by high school bands across the continent, made a star out of Mr. T, who played Baracus, and unleashed a slew of catchphrases onto the public.

Carnahan's gritty and grounded action style would be well-complemented by the Scotts. Tony Scott practically invented MTV-style shooting with his slick movies, ranging from "Top Gun" to "Man on Fire," while Ridley Scott's oeuvre, with such titles as "Gladiator," "Black Hawk Down" and "Body of Lies," is equally muscular.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/conten...33cbc3984130aa1

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I loved the A-Team and own all the DVD sets but I'm sorry without George Peppard as John "Hannibil" Smith it won't even be remotely close to a good remake. I haven't seen Mr. T doing anyhting at all either I know Dwight Shultz who played murdock has had a few guest roles on various shows. But if it isn't the original people it won't feel like the real A-Team to me.

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Dwight Schultz is Mung Daal on Chowder, he won't be picking up a machine gun anytime soon.

that's a show that definitely needs to be cancelled!! I know this is :ot: but CN is putting out crap for cartoons these days

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I Want Trash Bags!!!!

I Want Trash Bags!!!!

It's weird that I watched every episode multiple times growing up and all I remember of any of the episodes is Schultz going crazy yelling that so he can make a hot air balloon out of them.

:laugh:

there are a number of things I remember from The A-Team:

#1 All the different ways they tricked BA into getting on the plane when they needed to fly.

#2 The dynamic between BA & Murdock as well as the schemes that murdock and Face Man came up with

#3 THE VAN!!!!!! loved it!!!

#4 Hannibil's famous line:

I love it when a plan comes together

great series and if my dvd's already weren't at the new apt I might've thrown season 1 in right now. :D

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There's a rumor going around that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will play BA Baracus.

More than a rumour now, he's cancelled a fight later this year to film the movie. I'm really happy about this choice, Quinton is a great character and he could be great in the role. Big question mark over his actual acting but I presume he showed enough in auditions to allay those fears.

Dana White is pissed over this but in my book its only a good thing for UFC. One of their main guys starring in a major motion picture? If he still takes fights here and there its only good, especially since it ups the profile of the sport and creates potential for a genuine crossover star.

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Though I understand why Dana's upset -- the fight against Rashad Evans had a lot of hype behind it -- Rampage is one of those guys that pushes himself when it comes to fighting; he's in the octagon every few months. So if he wants / needs a break, even if it's to film a movie, then he should be allowed that without complaints from the boss.

UFC 96: 07 March 2009

UFC 92: 27 December 2008

UFC 86: 05 July 2008

UFC 75: 08 September 2007

UFC 71: 26 May 2007

UFC 67: 03 February 2007

That's six fights in under three years. And he surely would have fought more had he not taken nearly a year off to film The Ultimate Fighter 7 (hence the gap from September 2007 to July 2008) and The Ultimate Fighter 10 (from March 2009 to current).

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