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THE A-TEAM Resurrected Again, This Time As A Joe Carnahan Film!

Beaks here...

Guess I can't ignore THE A-TEAM movie anymore. The Hollywood Reporter is a-reportin' that Joe Carnahan is closing in on a deal to direct the big screen transfer of the 1980s most inexplicably beloved television show - with Ridley and Tony Scott serving as producers (John Singleton vacated the project last year). Here's hoping for Joe's sake that this fucker doesn't go heartbreakingly south like WHITE JAZZ and KILLING PABLO. Carnahan's the goods. And while I haven't been a huge fan of the source material since I stopped reading Mack Bolan books, I'll take Carnahan on a goddamn AIRWOLF movie over Singleton directing anything at this point. If you're looking for a dark, sinister cloud lurking on the horizon, here it is: THE A-TEAM is set up at Fox. And while you might be tempted to think that the Scotts could run interference for Carnahan on this thing, just remember what happened to the theatrical cut of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. There are no guarantees. But Fox has set a release date of June 11, 2010 release date for THE A-TEAM, so expect this plan to come together fairly quickly. The screenplay is currently credited to Skip Woods (SWORDFISH, HITMAN).

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  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    He still owes us an action movie

    by blindambition238

    Smokin Aces was all build up with no payoff.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Fox, gotta love em (with the dildo-knife from Se7en)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    As long as BA Baracus

    by Cartagia

    Isn't some wide-grin, metrosexual, talentless hack (I'm looking at you Tyrese), Carnahan is an automatic step up.<br> Chewetel Ejiofor, or however you spell his name, would be great, methinks.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Beaks, you're getting as bad as Merrick.

    by BYOBkenobi

    Shut the fuck up with your opinion. Report the headline, sign out. It's that easy.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I'll believe it when I see it at the theater.

    by comedian_x

    Carnie-hand just isn't able to finish a movie -- let alone start one -- these days.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    He better be using Mr. T as B.A.

    by Sith Witch

    Why Singleton wanted a new actor to play him is beyond me. Who would replace the original actor (aka the best thing about the show to begin with) when he's still alive and working, better than ever!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I think.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Carnahan flakes on every other project

    by SomaShine

    I'll believe this when teh trailer comes out

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    if they do this..

    by bauer316

    what i read last yr,that "Face" basically turns heel and is against the rest of the team i will burn Fox down to the last brick,,once 24 is over. I watched the A-team as a kid and again as i was older all on DVD,and the main fuckin premise was these 4 guys together.There was a script online last year or partial script,that Face turns on the team for money.That would be such shit that not only would the burning of Fox occor but Id find who is in charge of Fox movies,the writer of that drivel,the director,and producer,duct tape their eyes open and glue their ass to a chair and make them watch Bamboozled for 3 days straight.Then after that,and some Bauer-like torture with a ball point pen,I'll let them go,with a reminder that they are the biggest pieces of monkey shit this country produced.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    this is a terrible idea.

    by gringostar

    Like Starsky and Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Charlie's Angels. What is next, The Fall Guy or TJ Hooker?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Smokin' Aces was Carnahan's stab at a british crime flick

    by terry1978

    That's what that whole flick seemed to be trying to be, one of those Snatch Lock Stock Barrel pieces of shit. It had its moments, but I wasn't all enthralled.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by rogueleader66

    Agree with you 100% SA was really good until the end then it sucked, bad.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by SanityKaos

    I really wanted the John Singleton version!!!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Will Smith as B.A., Ben Affleck as the helicopter guy.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    They don't call me the master caster for nothing.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    So, what, Pablo is out?

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    He makes one kick ass movie, follows it up with a turd, and then washes out of MI3 and Pablo and White Jazz. I mean, A Team is a no doubt pay cheque, but come on dude, try and at least land and finish one quality project before becoming a sell out.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    More like the "F" team.

    by otm shank

    If FOX is involved.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, didn't read the bottom!

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Skip Woods of Swordfish and Thursday fame. One of the shittiest writers to ever somehow end up working professionally. Man, I hope Carnahan rewriters the whole thing from the ground up. How hard can it be? It's not really rocket science.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    BSB Casting Challenge!

    by DOGSOUP

    Cast Spider Jerusalem and his Filthy Assistants....Go!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Carnahan would be awesome for this.....

    by Playkins

    Give him a budget.<P> Maybe some of you didn't like "Smokin' Aces", but it was done on a shoestring and let's not forget that he made the near-perfect "Narc", and the best one of the "Hire" short-films.<P> The man can deliver. Give him a chance.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    You just Know Shia's going to be in this

    by SomaShine

    just sayin

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Hey, i LOVE Bamboozled.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    One of Spike Lee's best.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Pitt, Smith and Affleck as his Filthy Assistants. Angelina Jolie as the chick. <P> Viola! Master caster strikes again!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Soylent Mean:

    by Dollar Bird

    I'll tell you one kid who didn't like that show in the 80s: Me. You can love it all you want, but I thought it was boring. There were no dinosaurs, monsters, spaceships, or robots, so I was not interested. (Also the same reason I didn't like Miami Vice or Dukes of Hazzard.)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    I'm In

    by A-COD

    Carnahan works for me. I still want to his M:I movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    without causing as much as a flesh wound?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Mr. T is a must-cast

    by criticalbliss

    Why would you want to recast BA? Mr. T hasn't aged a fricking day. He's the only choice.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Spider Jerusalem

    by Chicken Thunder

    Spike from Buffy as Spider. Any couple of slags willing to get naked as his filthy assistants. That two-faced cat that was born and in the news around December-time as the two-faced cat. Funnily enough.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    According to Stephen J Cannell...

    by Ultimo The Duck

    He's quite involved in this project. He's talked about it as such in a couple appearances on Adam Carolla's morning radio show. Hell of an interview he is, too.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Tom Rothman as the douchebag

    by wash

    He plays himself.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    don't do it, T! yer better than this!

    by ironic_name

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    dream cast....

    by captain_kirk

    ving rhames as ba baracus robert downey jr or johnny depp as murdock (jim carrey is first pick, but is aging) owen wilson should be templeton face man peck and hannibal smith should be played by josh lucas

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Wait...Killing Pablo and White Jazz are dead?

    by Jor-El23

    C'mon! Another fucking TV remake is alive and quality books like those two are dead?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by robertplant


  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Theatrical cut of Kingdom of Heaven

    by daveyf

    Cut the studio some slack.. the director's cut is like 3 and a half hours long. You need a return on your investment sometimes.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Is Jim Carey still good for Murdock?

    by ChezKing

    Or is he too old for that now? Also...Michael Clark Duncan for B.A.? I look forward to this...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    revised list....for Steven Soderbergh's A-Team

    by captain_kirk

    Clooney and Pitt as Hannibal and Face. Steve Buscemi as Murdoch. Michael CLark Duncan as BA

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    original dream cast

    by captain_kirk

    was Tommy Lee Jones as Hannibal, Treat Williams as Face Jim Carrey as Howlin Mad Barclay, and Ving Rhames as Clubber Lang

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    Virtually unwatchable.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Fall Guy: TMP

    by captain_kirk

    Totally would be there. Just bring back the truck, Colt's cigar baths, and any boobtacular 80's gal named Heather. Come to think of it, I think the Landers sisters should have their own movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST


    by blindambition238

    I think you're obviously confusing him with Wong Kar Wai who obviously did the best Hire short :D

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    BJ and the Bear: The Movie

    by captain_kirk

    Only now, they should totally suggest thst 'BJ and the bear' is somehow suggestive of homosexuality. Also, the chimp should talk, like Mr. Smith. And again--did someone say Landers sisters?

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    and i thought

    by frank cotton

    hell was bad.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Mr. T as B.A. or don't bother.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    different cast ideas:

    by captain_kirk

    Remember in the 80's when we had two Odd Couple remakes--the black odd couple with Demond Wilson and Ron Harris, and the Women Odd Couple with Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno? Here's a few ideas: the Woman A-Team: Concatta Ferrell (or however you spell her name) as Hannibal Jane Smith; Jessica Simpson as Face Gal. Scary Spice as BA; and Angelina Jolie as Howling Mad Murdoch.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    So, having never watched this show...

    by TheMark it worth my time to even check out? I'm sure it'll be dated and that's fine, but is this even a project to get excited about? I finally got my password situation worked out here and am now officially addicted to posting. I would shoot you in my veins if I could, internet.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    There's a difference ...

    by shellfishh

    between nostalgic deference to an old show and simply loving shit because it's old. I grew up in the 80's. Didn't watch or like , A-Team, Dukes of Hazard, Love Boat, or the fucking Transformers. Would have preferred to see a Thundercats movie to Transformers.<br><br> Do an internal check. If you are cheering for an A-Team movie and you have posted any negative comments about LOST or HEROES or BSG or Doctor Who...fuck, virtually anything, then you are a cunt.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Can the actor they cast to

    by ChezKing

    play B.A. have the Mohawk? Because that was Mr. T's style not the characters'. And if B.A. doesn't look like Mr. T, then are we really getting what we want? I mean...I really want to see a B.A. that looks like Mr. T. !!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by Massawyrm 1

    Just think of every episode as a comedic homage to the last hour of THE SEVEN SAMURAI and it should all work itself out for you. Personally, I love it when a plan comes together.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by shellfishh

    A little mean-spirited, but come on...The A-Team was crap. They should have killed off everyone but Peppard and called it Banacek II. THAT I would have watched.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    The only way to honor Mr. T is to not use his character

    by blindambition238

    The A-Teams was a fixture of the 80s and so is he and his character. I'm assuming Carnanhan isn't going to do a nostalgia comedy/parody, and will want to have some air of seriousness. <p> In which case, I suggest that they hire a new unknown talent to fill the team's role of bad ass, and build a character around that. <p> Yep best idea I've had since I've been drunk tonight *pops off another Heineken cap*

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Also I should mention

    by blindambition238

    that I'm way too young to have watched a single episode of the show and dont really give a crap about its legacy so please dont chide me for being unfaithful to the source since ill have no idea what your talking about.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Isn't Rothman due to get fired soon Harry?

    by blindambition238

    Looking at my stock portfolio (hence the drinking), I couldnt help but think about what Fox's pickings must look like to their shareholders considering the year they had. <p> I have no industry knowledge but you alluded to knowing of some impending 'shakeup' last month or so...

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Let me be first...

    by shellfishh dub the future T-less A-Team movie TATINO. (The A-Team in Name Only)

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Carnahan is my favorite director, period

    by antonphd

    He's not the best. He's my favorite. He made Narc and Smokin' Aces. This fucker is Spielberg + Scorsese put together and just waiting to break out. I don't know what the fuck he's doing making the A-Team movie... but I imagine he has a plan.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Kimbo Slice as B.A.

    by visceralgristle

    Here's why... Since his MMA career is in the toilet, and he's started "acting" on kids shows, might as well stick him in the movies. Both Mr. T and Kimbo were bouncers and bodyguards. Both have more personality than acting ability, both are badasses. But Kimbo is younger, and taller. Yeah, T looks good for his age, but might be a little old to play a guy just out of the service.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    The A-Team

    by shellfishh

    Starring Mr T, Kimbo Slice as Son of T, Ice-T, Ice Cube, Ice Ice Baby, Baby Ice, Baby T and Aunt Baby.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    A-Team:Year One

    by badboymason

    Opening action scene of their fucked-up mission in Iraq, montage of them taking the rap for other people's mistakes and going to jail for killing civilians or some such... next set piece is their jail escape, after which they go on the run, coming across some situation where they have to help some homeless people fight their evil landlord with a tank made out of leftover plumbing equipment... this stuff just writes itself... oh and then BA says "i pity the fool"

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    ...starring Shia Lebeouf as BA Baracus

    by br1947

    "I pity the fool...."<br><br>"No, it's 'I PITY THE FOO!!!"<br><br>"I pity the fool...."<br><br>"No, no, no DAMNIT!!, what the fuck is wrong with you Lebeouf? Do you just enjoy destroying 80's icons or something? The Transformers, Indiana Jones, now you're fucking up Mr T?!?!?"<br><br>"eh whatever, look, I'm late to an appointment with Steven Spilberg... we're gonna remake Gone with the Wind, but update it to a futuristic setting with vampires and pirates. Spielberg is waiting on me, anyone seen my knee pads?"

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    As long as they don't use the shitty script with...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...Face as the villain, it's okay.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    labbeef as hannibal

    by cheifchirpa3000

    high school musical as the face man, haley joel osmet as mad dog murdoch and vin diesel as mr t

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    The guy that played Godfather in Generation Kill

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Could be Hannibal. For a Carnahan universe A Team. Same goes for Kimbo slice.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    The Jazz

    by DeweyOxburger

    Chi McBride as Hannibal, Jason Statham as B.A, Paul Rudd as Murdock, and Dermot Mulroney as Face. Yeah, that's right.

  • Jan. 27, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Hollywood just doesn't understand...

    by shellfishh

    Didn't they try to do the same thing with Mission Impossible? They invited the cast from the tv show to be in the movie, but only to be killed in the first scenes. Clueless.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    You know Beaks is from CHUD...

    by Raymar

    ...because he's a dick. I pity the fool who never "got" the A-Team!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Did you ever notice

    by eggart

    that you got accused of plagiarism at the end of that talkback? Not that I give a shit what they thought, I just thought it was funny.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Kimbo as B.A.?

    by ChezKing

    Good call, visceralgristle. The character isn't complicated and it wouldn't be a big stretch for him. Kimbo could totally pull it off. He would actually be perfect. He's very unique looking and could play the character as himself being striking enough to not need the Mohawk look. Audiences would totally accept him in the role. No question--Kimbo Slice would make a perfect B.A. Baracas.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by sailingmaster

    Animal want AIRWOLF MOVIE!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Night Elf Mohawk for Mr. T!

    by vaudeville villain


  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Why do people want an A-Team movie?

    by Gungan Slayer

    Or better yet, who the fuck wants an A-Team movie?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST


    by Charlie_Allnut

    A. An A Team movie is completely unnecessary B. Make White Jazz immediately! C. Carnahan is better then this. D. Smoking Aces was meh. E. Narc Rocked F. Four Brothers was a great movie...Singleton needs to stick to straight action thrillers.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Shit White Jazz is dead again?

    by Xiphos_2

    Fucking Hollywood you worthless whore. Keep on churning out those remakes, reboots, relaunches, prequels and sequals.<p>Don't attempt to make what could be a topnotch movie. You might succede despite yourselves.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Sing along with me to the theme tune...

    by BiggusDickus

    "No, no, no no-o-o. No-no no. N-N-No no no no-o-o. No n-n-n-no."<p>Dreadful idea. Please take it away.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Its Official!!

    by eyeball22

    No fucking stories left in the world.. Remake Remake Remake.. Why not remake Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! FUCK IT! Lets go Balls Out!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Gravitas Casting

    by mulberry

    They will pepper in some of those older actors who do any old crap for money (or just to avoid the boredom of late middle age) - Samuel L J, Antony Hopkins, John Hurt, Ben Kinglsey. <p>Probably as an evil general, who turns out to be OK actually (support the troops!), or a corrupt traitor (support the troops!)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    mashup with respect to bringingsexyback

    by Mr_X

    clooney as hannibal, pitt as faceman, rhames as BA, carey as "howling mad" murdock

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST


    by Ray Gamma

    "I love it when a plant comes together..."

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I would say Skip Woods was the dark cloud then

    by Vern

    you had me until that part, Beaks. Aside from the two horrible movies you mentioned his only other credit is the even more terrible Tarantino ripoff THURSDAY which manages to suck even with Thomas Jane in the lead and Aaron Eckhart and Mickey Rourke in the cast. I don't think he's the guy to know how to rebuild a cheesy TV show into a badass action movie.<p> Of course THE A-TEAM is not sacred, but it could (and should) be the type of asskicking elite team of badasses movie we're hoping for with THE EXPENDABLES, but with the added bonuses of a mohawk and the team being on the run from the law.<p> I like the idea of an MMA guy playing B.A., since you gotta go for a non-actor to get the full Mr. T feel. I think Singleton was talking about Rampage Jackson.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    is ripe for a big-screen movie. Hell, you could even hire Jan-Michael Vincent to play a coked out of his skull Stringfellow Hawke and there would be no acting involved!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST


    by Droid

    Narc was genius.<p>Smokin' Aces was absolute shite. Just an awful fucking flick.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    What elder statesman actor with the charm

    by Dingbatty

    of George Peppard?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Bring back the remaining ORIGINAL cast.


    make them knarled, Rambo - meets - Miller's TDK pissed off mercenaries sent to the jungles of someplace like Chile to take on whoever. Just, please make them finally KILL someone and make a montage where they make some sort of devastator weapon out of one of those 700-ton earth moving trucks!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Holy frack! Please make it R!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    No teenie PG-13 bullshit like the series.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Stopped reading at "THE A-TEAM is set up at Fox"

    by ricarleite

    We all know Mr. T will cry when he doesn't get the role, just like Adam West cried when Tim Burton picked Michael Keaton instead.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Great News

    by RobFromBackEast

    Credit where credit is due; Fox have assembled a fantastic team here, and Carnahan's overtly masculine execution of both Aces and the fantastic Narc suit this material fucking perfectly. With the Scott bros watching his back, he should get a fucking cracking movie out of this. Oh, and RYAN REYNOLDS FOR FACE!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Rampage Jackson.

    by RobFromBackEast

    Would be perfect for BA. Anyone who watches the UFC will concur. C'mon, Joe, do the right thing!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    Skip Woods wrote THURSDAY: one of the most sinfully under-rated movies fucking EVER. Career=best performances from Thomas Jane and Paulina Porizkova; solid support from Aaron Eckhart, Glenn Plummer (yep, Tuneman from SPEED) and Paula Marshall; and Mickey Rourke being more cool in his five-minute cameo than most actors can be in a lifetime.<P> THURSDAY is a low-budget crime movie stone-cold CLASSIC. Beg, steal or borrow, watch this movie, and then tell me this new A-TEAM movie will not be awesomeness celluloidified!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Oh, just read the Talkback...

    by spud mcspud

    Fuck all of you who disliked THURSDAY. I respect that you have your own opinions, but just...<P> I loved the hell out of that movie. SWORDFISH may have sucked balls, but you can't fault THURSDAY. A helluva lot of fun.<P> There's a script where Face turns traitor? FIND THAT WRITER AND SKULLFUCK HIM TIL HIS HEAD EXPLODES, DAMMIT!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Anyway, STREET HAWK movie...

    by spud mcspud

    Way more deserving of an update than THE A-TEAM. How do you get a 250cc Kawasaki to go over 200mph without unseating the rider anyway?<P> Fucking 80s cheesy perfection. And the Tangerine Dream original feem tune MUST STAND!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    MANIMAL - The movie!

    by spud mcspud

    Get Simon MacCorkindale out of HOLBY CITY, stat! MacCorkindale gotta eat!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by Crawing

    The man was born for this.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    What happened to WHITE JAZZ?!?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Gotta know, please post some info thanks!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    In Joe Carnahan I trust

    by ZoeFan

    As long as there isn't some unbelievable Smokin Guns-esque ending.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    I meant Smokin Aces...

    by ZoeFan


  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by bauer316

    they should bring the 3 living members back.Movie should start at the grave of Hannibal(since G.Peppard is dead) and explain his death was caused,my at the hands of Decker,who was one of the many military bad guys,goes rogue on the A-team after they cost him military position and murdered Hannibal,and now the original remaining a-team try to avenge the death of hannibal while avoiding the military..

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Kimbo Slice is B.A., right?

    by Laserhead

    I mean, what the fuck else is he good for?<p>Besides beating up bums.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    And don't say Michael Clark Duncan

    by Laserhead

    That dude's like 5'4.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Fox? Like in Megan Fox?

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Here's what I would pay to see

    by iakobos

    I want the characters to look and act like men who actually are in the USA's Special Forces Operational Detachment A. Hannibal should be the Captain who led Face (operations sargeant) and BA (engineering sargeant) into battle. Murdock would be from the 160th Special Operations Air Regiment since he flies combat helicopters. BA could still have the bad attitude but needs to loose the fear of flying since that would not be consistent with actual SF. There is still plenty of room for humor though as almost all military personel share a dark sense of humor. Hannibal can still love it when a plan comes together and Face can still be a great ladies man and con-artist which is consistent with SF. But most of all let the movie show us real SF skills as they get themselves out of a jam and achieve victory.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Oh and get people who can really act

    by iakobos

    All this talk of replacing Mr. T with another big personallity, just for the sake of personallity won't work. Get real actors who can display real aggresiveness and determination in combat but also real emotion at being done wrong by the system. Then you have a good movie.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Damon as Face, Fox as broad of the week, Carrey as Murdoch

    by chetedawg could happen

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Get midgets.

    by mrfan

    Cast should be midgets.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    actually, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    by Gungan Slayer

    is being remade. So yeah

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Will there be any fatalities in the movie?

    by Stan Gable

    The only thing inexplicable about the show was that a truck could fly off a bridge, do a triple-barrel roll and explode and all the passengers would run out unscathed. As a 12-year old at the time I bought it, until Miami Vice came out a couple years later and I learned that people can actually die on screen.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I love Ridley Scott, but even the Director's Cut...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...of Kingdom of Heaven wasn't very good. It still had the insurmountable problem of the giant, charima-less black hole that is Orlando Bloom's acting. I think Peter Jackson may have been some kind of genius, as he made Bloom as Legolas into a towering screen super-hero. (In fact, he used Bloom sparingly using reaction shots and action sequences, but very little dialogue or emoting. Smart man.) Plus, the KOH screenplay was all over the place; it needed to be tighter and more focused.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    And I don't believe the A-TEAM...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...will be made either. A combination of Carnahan's luck with getting movies launched along with the Fox meddling will kill this puppy. No big loss; it's only an adaptation of a TV show anyway.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    iakobos: fear of flying

    by badboymason

    You can make a nod to BA's fear of flying by having their last mission end with a plane/helicopter crash and he has PTSD... rather than a comedy phobia you can really tie it into how much that stuff fucks up ex-soldiers... have him conquer his fear for the finale and come swooping in to save teh day on a hang-glider... maybe :)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    What ever happened to..

    by palpatinefuckedmydog

    A Walk Among the Tombstones since Carnahan left it?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Let The A-Team be Will Smith Free

    by ZoeFan


  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    They should give this to McG

    by Automaton Overlord

    instead of the movies he got

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    A-Team costumes

    by Abominable Snowcone

    will be all-black leather. You know it

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    The climactic final battle

    by Abominable Snowcone

    will involve the team building a bazooka out of spare washing machine parts, a shopping cart, and a george forman grill

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    At some point in the movie

    by Abominable Snowcone

    BA Baracus breaks out of a jail and drives away in a vehicle made out of an overturned refrigerator and a snowblower

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    The Face will be female.

    by kabong

    A fashion model . . . who was in Nam. <P> She might also be psychic. <P> No, that will be Howling Mad Murdock . . . who will be a TEEN. <P> Also . . . <P> Put a dog in it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by Randall_Flagg

    Why is this necessary? Why is it the best writer they could get is the guy who did Swordfish and Hitman. Any studio worth it's salt should be avoiding this man like the proverbial plague and that teeth rattling scraping sound you hear is George Peppard turning. Now an Airwolf movie would be a different prospect. Or Streethawk. Bring it on Bay, you know you want to

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I pity the fool that thinks my love is inexplicable

    by chaplinatemyshoe

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Let's show Hollywood what how dis shit is done.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Hundreds of bullets fired but no one shot!

    by turketron

    Chase scenes that end with cars ramping off of shit! Mr. T pitying fools and not having time for no jibba jabba! Hannibal loving plans that come together!!!<p><p>This is all you need to make it a successful movie.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Stop this jibber jabber!

    by _Maltheus_

    What's the point of resurrecting old, nostalgic properties if they aren't going to use the original cast? I'm not a fan of remakes and I won't go to see this, but I wouldn't be able to stop myself if they used the original cast. I guess Hannibal is dead, but they could work that into the story.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Beaky 2 times

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

    Gunna have a release date a release date

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Beaky 2 times

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

    Gunna have a release date a release date

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Remake!?!

    by eyeball22

    You fuckin kidding right...? I thought long and hard, and came up with that suggestion as the most retarded pointless film they could remake.... GwYAWAKKKKKK Nope I just threw up... Next thing you know they'll remake Return to Witch Mountain and Bedknobs and Broomsticks...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Bad Idea

    by Cobbio

    I'm sorry, but the original "A-Team" was a girlishly silly show. The entire conceit was a paramilitary team skirting authority to do some good. Sounds fun in a cocaine-snorting, braindead '80s sort of way, right?<p> Right.<p> Problem is, people in 2009 are now hip to what government-skirting paramilitary teams do: they live in white-supremacist compounds and blow up government buildings. They're scary, violent, uneducated, white trash mother fuckers. Even in movies, they're not people to look up to and cheer for.<p> I like Joe Carnahan and can't wait to see his next film. But fuckin' "A-Team"? There's no way I see a film like this being good. Explosions, violence, silly male sterotypes trying to seem cool, but nothing else.<p> Sorry, but a rising talent like Carnahan, who can do drama just fine, shouldn't be slumming with brainless '80s cokeheads. It's a bad idea.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Getting better

    by Lorquaine

    I still don't like the idea of an A-Team movie, but at least Carnahan is a good choice. As a casting note: I prefer Stephen Colbert as Murdock. ;)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    "Problem is, people in 2009 are now hip to what government-skirting paramilitary teams do: they live in white-supremacist compounds and blow up government buildings. They're scary, violent, uneducated, white trash mother fuckers. Even in movies, they're not people to look up to and cheer for." <P> Maybe this A-Team exists solely to (a) make money "off the grid" to carry on existing under the radar, constantly evading Decker and his crew, and (b) they're trying to regain some of the honour they feel has been lost for the SF since most have become scary, violent, uneducated, white trash motherfuckers who are tarnishing their name. Maybe they even have to fight their brothers in arms (some of whom have gone bad, maybe for the money) at the end of the movie.<P> I think a decent scriptwriter could make something of this. I like Skip Woods, but he's a little lightweight for this sort of stuff. Maybe David Ayers for the script? TRAINING DAY and HARSH TIMES did both rock, after all...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell for Murdock

    by spud mcspud

    M Clarke Duncan for BA Baracus<P> Neal McDonough for Hannibal<P> Matthew McConaughey for Face Man<P> The Spud loves it when a plan comes together.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Why not make Mr. T a white guy

    by estacado1

    Since a lot of originally white characters are being make black.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham in Martin Scorsese's THE FALL GUY!

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Small Wonder-The Movie

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    With Dakota Fanning as Vicki

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Cobbio / spud mcspud

    by Lorquaine

    The "scary, violent, uneducated, white trash mfs" have also hijacked the series ideologically. It's common to regard and interpret The A-Team from a right-wing perspective of conservatism and vigilante justice, "we the steadfast patriots on the conservative fringe against the evil liberal government". Fact is they are rather the opposite, a socialist military gang of Robin Hoods, an alert vanguard, supermale outlaws with a touch of anarchism, helping the little guy, power to the people etc.. They are actually following the Foco theory of warfare, popularized by socialist movements, by Che and others. That may not have been intended by the makers of the series, but it's what they got. So go, Hollywood, now is your chance to rewrite the A-Team into that right-wing wet dream you always projected into it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I pity the fool

    by matineer

    Just had to say it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Lorquaine / spud mcspud

    by Cobbio

    Good points, both of you. The new film could be centered on making money "off the grid" or trying to regain some honor, it's true, spud. But I don't think Skip Woods has shown he's capable of doing something radically new with a franchise. Maybe he can, and we just haven't seen it yet, but a movie like the "A-Team" isn't fodder for subtlety. I agree Ayers would be interesting choice to write the script. He at least would inject some drama and "realness" into it.<p> And well-written points by you too, Lorquaine. The A-Team aren't steafast patriots fighting an evil liberal government, I agree. They're more a team of Robin Hoods, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. They're an idealized for American television version of Che Guevara's guerilla tactics. Except with low-budget cheesy lines, no one dying through storms of bullets, no one terrified of torturous retribution, all while espousing no particular ideology. They don't represent anything at all, really, except Monday Night Football snap open a beer yeehaws. Which is great for a lot of people who don't give a fuck.<p> I unfortunately DO give a fuck. Even cheesy B-movies given big budgets can be well-written and directed. Knowing Joe Carnahan, I'm sure he wants to elevate "The A-Team" out of trite 80s shlock into something kickass and thought-provoking.<p> But remember it's Fox, and they annihilate directors. Always. They were so bad last year they didn't place one film in the top-25 highest grossing films. That's absolutely pathetic, performance-wise. And I'm not sure they even give a fuck.<p> My idea would be: there's a militia settling in the badlands of Wyoming. Lots of gun-toting anti-government types are arriving. They know about phone and satellite surveillance, so they've taken steps to secure the location and make it seem casual. But they're out for something more: they're pissed, and they want blood. They're quietly planning to detonate a prison and government courthouse both being rebuilt with government stimulus money. The economy is failing and a lot of these disenfranchised men have been laid off. Then B.A. Barackus gets released from said prison after serving seven years for aggravated assault. Using his A-Team skills, he escapes en route. Then, not knowing where else to run, he heads to the militia settlement. He sees things are hard and he's battling his own younger-life demons, but he wants to stay alive and be free. But an ideological battle starts to erupt between the younger militia leader, who's never heard of the A-Team, and Barackus, who's been watching things from the sidelines. The battle of wills explodes into action, and Barackus is forced to flee the settlement. Battling his demons with cocaine, he tries to call his estranged wife and boy, neither of whom answers the last cell number he was given. So he calls the only people who still might give a shit about him: The A-Team. Do they get together, grab guns, and take out the settlement? Do they tell the CIA or FBI what's up, at risk to Barackus's recent escape? Do they narc on the miltia that's not terribly unlike the group they once were in different times? The story unfolds.<p> Sorry for the long post. I've been writing today.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Paul Blart and the A-Team...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Now that would save this, make it an instant $300 million movie... And that is just domestic... Domestic opening weekend... Domestic opening weekend in Nebraska...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Bill Buchanan as Hannibal, Jack Bauer as Face

    by chrth

    Tony as Howlin' Mad Almeida, David Palmer as BA Baracus, and Chloe as Amy.<p> I'd watch it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    BTW, in case you're not watching it, Burn Notice

    by chrth

    has a similar shtick as A-Team, but with a much, much hotter female lead. And Bruce Campbell.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    With Chloe as Amy, we could have a double anal

    by krullboyisback

    scene with Face and BA taking her up to turd cutter, while Hannibal completes the "London Bridge".

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Where's my movie version of Riptide???!!

    by Darth Macchio

    ...that duck billed orange robot. What an actor!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Remake MEGAFORCE instead!!!

    by maxxsterling

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    F** this, I want a movie version of Misfits of Science.

    by Orbots Commander

    That or The Powers of Matthew Starr, because you know Louis Gottet, Jr. gotta eat.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Another POS movie from FOX

    by jloughry1976

    After having watched movies from FOX and realizing what colossal wastes of time they have been, what makes anyone thing that the A-Team is going to be any good? Why not do a big screen version of Knight Rider while your at it too, or how about Airwolf, because we all want a movie based on a black ops helicopter blowing shit up for 95 percent of the movie. How about doing a movie adaptation of the Facts of Life? Why cant people let stuff from the '80s remain there?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Terry Tate

    by FamousEccles

    Lester "Mighty Rasta" Speight is BA Sam Rockwell is Murdock some handsome bastard as the Face

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    and stop naming actors with white hair

    by FamousEccles

    to play Hannibal just because they have white hair

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Three Kings could have been

    by FamousEccles

    an awesome A-Team origin movie (with a bit of recasting)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    as for Simon McCorkindale

    by FamousEccles

    he should be in every movie because that is the best name ever (go on, say it a few times) - FACT I know a chick who has to fight the urge to touch herself whenever she hears that name (and she doesn't even know who he is) Honest

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by Lamerz

    That would be the stupidest fucking move ever. Complete disrespect of the source material. People bitch about Transformers, this would have people up in arms! Screw Rothman if he goes with that shit for some kind of "twist". <P>It's the A-TEAM. It's doesn't need a twist! It needs good action, lots of gunfights, great camaraderie, ingenuity, and teamwork. Those are the pillars of the A-TEAM.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    this is gonna suck shit.............

    by mojoman69

    Really really suck shit

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Carnahan is the man!

    by lynxpro

    I've said it before. He's perfect.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Ving Rhames as MA MARACUS

    by lynxpro

    There can be no other BA Baracus than Mr T so give the character a degree upgrade and change the last name. Ving Rhames would be awesome.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Kimbo Slice

    by mr.brownstone

    for B.A. Barracus. I wanna see that guy in a movie.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Search your feelings, you know them to be true.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Hardcastle & McCormick film...

    by lynxpro


  • Jan. 29, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    The Phoenix!

    by Dingbatty

    Now that was going 80's obscure.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    The Master might make a fun flick.

    by Dingbatty

    Now that ninja are back.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    let's have the AIRWOLF remake instead!

    by Maniaq

    Jan Michael Vincent gotta eat!

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    the A-TEAM theatrical remake has already been done

    by Maniaq

    it was mentioned in the last talkback about this ill-fated project (back when Singleton was attached) but let me remind you all (again) this movie has ALREADY BEEN DONE! <p> It starred: <p> George Clooney as Hannibal <p> Mark Whalberg as Face <p> Ice Cube as BA Baracus <p> and Spike Jonze as Mad Murdoch <p> it was called THREE KINGS... <p> also, it has returned the small screen in the form of a much-loved show called BURN NOTICE... <p> IT'S BEEN DONE!

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    FamousEccles - MacCorkindale chick

    by spud mcspud

    I'm gonna need her name, her number, and her vital statistics. Or I call Col Decker. Your choice.<P> I love it when a plan comes together :D

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Theres already an Airwolf movie

    by quintana007

    Its called BLUE THUNDER. Dont mess with rip offs

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Okay, so it would only happen in a tv version reboot but he does have the charisma for the role.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Vincent Gallo should direct...

    by lynxpro

    ...then he can make a whiny movie about Hannibal's grief while remixing *The A-Team* with Bangbus's simulated shenanigans and cast Chloe Sevigny to give oral relief to the entire team during their adventures.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    where is mcgyver and equalizer movies???

    by ianpick18

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    The A-Team *IS* back on TV

    by Vision

    It's called "Leverage", on TNT ;)