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You've found the soldiers of fortune! Now you can hire... The A-Team!

Published at: Oct. 23, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The first publicity still for the A-Team movie starring Liam Neeson, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Bradley Cooper and District 9's Sharlto Copely. We've seen spy pics before, but this is the first full studio tinkered with and released image. Yep, they certainly look the characters from the TV show! Below is the image with a link to a site called salondelmal.com where I first saw this image.

I actually read a Tweet from our ex-pat Drew McWeeny where he commented that Neeson looks like he's going as George Peppard for Halloween and that got a laugh from me. He's totally right on the money. Still, with that cast doing an A-Team movie they're going to have to work hard to not make this one fun. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    FIRST?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    That looks kinda cool actually.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    It looks fake

    by Drsambeckett1984

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson has a large package.

    by ScoobySnack

    That is all.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Damn it!!!!

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I thought I was First!!!!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Neeson does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    That's LIAM NEESON?!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    looks silly

    by PJoseph

    honestly....an A-Team movie? I realize they've been talking about it forever, but now that's it's actually happening, it just seems too goofy to be cool. Neeson looks weird - the whole image looks like some weird photo shoot for Vanity Fair.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I hope that photo is intentionally tongue-in-cheek.

    by Royston Lodge

    I certainly does look like a parody, rather than an homage.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Cobra Kai

    by Drsambeckett1984

    You would say that to Neeson! have you seen Taken? The guy could almost win a fight with Jack Bauer!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Murdock looks like Jaime Kennedy...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...or maybe David Faustino.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Sam Rocwell

    by Mr Soze

    Should have been cast as Murdock.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I hope Sharlto Copely

    by Series7

    Keeps that bad accent. This went from stupid to cool to ????? Is there a bad guy? <P> And who is going to play Kato?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    HA

    by Series7

    They drive Hummers don't they? Fucking gay. Also if you don't get a Mr. T cameo in this, then its double gay.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Nice! The best I could hope for!

    by shonin

    At least they all look the part, don't know how this will play but I'm dying to see some footage. I fucking loved the A-Team when I was a kid!! I wonder if they will bring back the cabbage cannon?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    It's hard to believe a studio put out a pic that crappy looking

    by Mockingbird Girl

    Seriously, that's the worst Photoshopping job I've ever seen. Anyone else craving confirmation that this is even real?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    literal to the point of absurdity

    by juice willis

    I guess we shall see.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    When did...

    by IAmLegolas

    ... the overstylized, heavily Photoshop'd, "group-shot" (i.e. the photos were taken individually and then pieced together) advertisement that you usually see in Entertainment Weekly two-page adverst become so popular? Was it the SOPRANOS first?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    They better drive the fucking van

    by eric haislar

    No hummer!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Personally

    by mukhtabi

    I just pray they haven't set it to be yet another 'origin' story. The origin can be a very simple pre-credits action sequence. This has got to be a someone in desperate trouble looking for the team film. That would be the story I would plunk money down for.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Did Bradley Cooper walk in from a GQ shoot?

    by MaxCalifornia.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Of course it looks silly. It's the fucking A-Team

    by slone13

    I can't wait

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    LOL AT BRADLEY COOPER.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Cool guy, but they should have just let him keep the Hangover look. He looks goofy in that picture.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Picture was in this weeks Entertainment Weekly

    by handydave

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Do do do dooo ,do do dooo

    by eric haislar

    doooo doo dooo, da da da dadada!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I dint realize this was a parody send up (ala Starksy & Hutch)..

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Needs more trash bags.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Murdoch looks like a Bum

    by MichelleRodrijizz

    Face looks like he just knocked on your door to inform you as per his parole conditions that he just moved into the neighbourhood and is a convicted sex offender. BA looks like a retarded manchild who survived a horriffic fire. Hannibal is the only one who looks kinda alright.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Looks The Part...

    by Pawprint

    I actually did a double-take at Hannibal - I thought they'd CG'd a young George Peppard's head on there.<p> The guy playing BA looks good enough, but to be fair, they could have used Mr T - he hasn't aged a fucking day!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Liam gets a free pass-and screw any of you who think different

    by Scottadkinsfist

    I for one can't wait to see this! I know folks want to shit on it before they've seen anything, but after the past year Liam's had, losing Natasha like he did, I would hope he picked something fun to do. As if he needs to make a drama right now. Go Liam!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Sharlto Copley looks eerily similar to Bradley Cooper

    by BEARison Ford

    I'm assuming he was cast for a reason, but i'd say he's got his work cut out for him. not that anyone else doesn't.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Bad Photoshop or Fake

    by Player01

    I mean look at Shartlo standing next to Liam... they're almost on the same distance from the camera but Shartlo looks like a midget. Fucking idiots, whoever put this out.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    WTF???

    by alan_poon

    I hate it when a plan comes together.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    So it's supposed to look like shit?

    by Somerichs

    hmmm...

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    WTF?!! Katee Sachoff is not Face?????

    by Diagnostic

    Aw, Cmon.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Are you people blind?

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    Almost the entire fucking van is visible, and you still think it is a Hummer. Wow. And no, it isn't in anyway making Sharlto look like a midget. You have no perception of depth. On the other hand, this is an extremely shitty picture. Come on, guys, you could have thrown together something better than this.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I'm excited for this movie, but...

    by American Mythos

    that picture looks like a cheap promo mockup for some shitty NBC action show doomed to Friday nights at 10pm.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    As little as I'm excited about this film, I must say...

    by HarryCalder

    ...that shot does look pretty good.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Felt the same way Pawprint

    by Triceratops on Fire

    I did a double take looking at Neeson. I thought someone had shopped him out and put Peppard in...lol. It does look a bit fanboyish due to the different sizes/perspectives.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I'm with you Mockingbird Girl

    by alienindisguise

    That is some awful shit that looks like someone spent 5 minutes on it. Sadly though it doesn't surprise me. No studio has any clue what's good anymore.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    meh!

    by Killsomethin

    I grew up watching the A-team as a kid an my hopes for this movie to be a total worthless pile of poo poo. Looks are really good then again its a still lord knows how much air brushing was done.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    only one thing will make this the A-Team

    by awardgiver

    lots of bullets hitting the dirt.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    That's not Murdoch. That's LOCKESBROKENLEG.

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    They've broken him out of the mental institute again. You may not see any TB comments from him until he's recaptured.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson....

    by steveholt

    ...actually looks like Ralph Fiennes in that shot!!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Dick In Ass

    by DickInAss

    Dick In Ass

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    mukhtabi

    by RayPatterson

    Agreed - and if they present the origin in a pre-credits action sequence, here's hoping they have a walk-on by a new style Cylon.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Looks like they are taking it seriously, no re-imagining

    by cylon_conspiracy

    It's not GI JOE, they didn't update anything. If you click through to the high res version the black van even has the red stripe.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    This will be AWESOME fun. Cannot wait.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    It's going to be dumb as fuck, but tons of fun, and it really looks from this knocked-up pic that they're going for the fun of the series full-throttle. Count me in there opening night. They better have open top jeeps crash landing upside down, then have soldiers climbing out shaking their heads though or it won't have quite the same magic....

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    As long as there's no racist robots AICN will love it

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    bradley cooper looks painfully out of place

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    but i still cant wait for this movie

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    AH PITY DA FOOL!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    The words that made the man an icon. Hopefully Mr. T will have a cameo

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    p.s. for the people saying it's a fake or a bad photoshop job...

    by BEARison Ford

    have you ever USED photoshop before? there is a big difference between bad photoshopping and bad photography, which is what this is.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    whaaaa??

    by DatoMan413

    bleeeagh.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Where is the rest of the van?

    by cjplotts

    It is very nice and stylish, and a bad job one way or the other, look behind Face, where is the drivers side of the van?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    It's not a fucking fake.

    by Kontarsky

    http://www. salondelmal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ATEAM_REV_01_10-10-091. jpg<p>Well, I'm unfortunately sold. Curses, Neeson!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I'm officially on the jazz

    by IndyCollector

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    fucking bad ass...

    by Judge Briggs

    can't wait!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    glad to see Sharto in this...

    by Judge Briggs

    after the amazing District 9, he should be finding lots of work!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Fuck that, Mad Max 4 is officially go

    by Paulseta

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,26252353-7485,00.html Starts immediately. Should be the awesome...

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    The world needs a good A-Team movie

    by Logan_1973

    Bring it!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson + cigar helps

    by Meadowe

    @ first I thought hey coo' it's LN with silver hair, but the way he's posing with that gun and cigar, all I gotta do now is hear his take of "I love it when a plan comes together."

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Is this a joke y'all? It looks exactly like The A-Team

    by reflecto

    I couldn't tell for a moment if it was a fucking old publicity still from the '80s! What's the problem?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    this

    by the new transported man

    looks fucking retarded. next!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    BA looks tiny

    by chimpjnr

    I get that they position the lead names at the front, but...come on.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    IF YOU DON'T THINK...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... that this is fucking AWESOME you are completely joyless and have no business here. Hand in your geek card and don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. <p> <p> This may be the GREATEST FILM OF ALL TIME. <P> <P> Okay. I'm prone to hyperbole. But still, that's the fucking A-TEAM!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Totally Surreal

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    I'm totally blown away that this movie is real. I mean: an A-Team movie. That's just too good to make up.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Lol, and awful lot of negotiation went into this...

    by Superponte

    Cooper's peeps: Brad need to be the biggest person on the poster. Neeson's peeps: Liam needs to be just as big as Bradley Cooper! Cooper's peeps: But Brad is the biger box office draw! The others are just happy to be there lol.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    To close to the original

    by #1 Zero

    They are sticking really close to the book of the original based on these pictures. Does neeson really need to look exactly like Peppard. Even their outfits look retro. I figure if you are going to "Reimagine" then you might as well change some things. I'm wondering how this will play against the comic adaptation of "The Losers" which is the real A-Team reimagining for our times. Seems like they could be really similar although the last thing I even heard of the losers was from Comiccon 09 on this site and it was just a comic version of the poster. Seems like that one disappeared out of sight. I would say I have more faith in Carnahan directing A-Team than the director of "The Losers" who I think directed the step up movies, but after this picture I'm not sure. I could only dream of a reboot as serious as "Miami Vice" but this may be campy.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I just hope "Rampage" Jackson doesn't drive the van

    by Alkeoholic77

    That could cause a lot of miscariages.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Awesome.

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Now I want my "The Fall Guy" movie. Let's cast it. Go.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Liam Neeson looks JUST LIKE Ralph Fiennes...

    by Nosferatu Jones

    ...in that picture. Seriously.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Neeson actually looks good

    by MacReady452

    I didn't like him for the part but the cigar and the smirk make it. Really that smile of Peppards is what made it. It justified Murdoch being a nut. It was a smile that B.A. couldn't say no to(not in a gay way you bitter fuck). I thought the original was really a show about Murdoch but none of it would have been possible without the the eye glimmer and smile from George Peppard. Kudos to casting and to Neeson for getting this off to a good start. Wish you could see the van more here. In fact the publicity shot should have had them all coming out the side door of the van for fucks sake. I take it all back the show was all about the van.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Of course it's photoshoped.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    It's probably individual shots and shopped to a picture of that background, whats with all the freaking out, this happens all the time. You think all the people on the cover of Sin City were actually standing next to each other? Christ. Otherwise, it looks surprisingly good, they all look good.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Anyone got a link to this . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    that doesn't have access denied?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    #1 Zero---it's not a "reimagining"--that's the entire point

    by cylon_conspiracy

    <p>of the movie, it's a movie version of the t.v. show, showing respect to the actual source material. I don't know much about this film but from the picture it looks like they are serious about making a movie version of the 80s show we remember.</p> <p>If they "reimagined" it, it would suck. It would be just another movie with people in identical black suits.</p>

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    THERE BETTER BE ONE MILLION BULLETS!!

    by Dark Doom

    The old "A-Team" used about 5,000 to 1,500 rounds of ammo (oh nobody got hit) so I MAJOR FUCKIN FIREPOWER!!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    What shitty NBC show is next?:

    by Geekgasm

    A big screen reimagining of - ALF? Punky Brewster? Riptide? Love Sydney? Manimal? Misfits of Science? Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters? I'm remaking "BJ & the Bear" as a gay porno but I'm taking the property in a hole new direction ... (yes, I said "hole")

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    hope rampage doesnt overdo the voice

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    if i hear a over the top gravely "i pity the fool" ill hate it. or love it.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    they should redo Damnation Alley

    by MacReady452

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    i don't see the prob with the photo

    by MacReady452

    man some people will just bitch about anything. how pathetic. the only thing wrong with that pic is not enough van. fuck the haters.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    How could ya NOT love it??!!

    by ChezKing

    It looks great! This movie is going to be fun. I am really looking forward to it! Bring on the A-Team!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Soupy Sales died yesterday

    by Volstaff

    Kinda surprised no mention of him here, then again, you guys seem to be about 2 weeks behind everybody else with your "news", I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Volstaff

    by lockesbrokenleg

    This isn't fucking CNN. It's a movie site. I'm surprised they even put up the Dr. No obit.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    ok, cool.

    by Volstaff

    Maybe I'm just being too critical even though for a movie site they do post a shit ton of tv stuff as well as the occasional video game/anime/ board game etc., related items. I'll cut'em some slack. I guess the guy wasn't known very well by anyone under 30 ( I have no idea what ages Harry and the crew are ).

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Different STROKES: The Movie

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    What you talking bout bitches?

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Soupy Sales fucking RULED...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Probably not a movie icon, so I can see the oversight.<p> All the same...Jeezus, that guy was inventive and quick on the draw. He was doing the live mike shtick decades before Howard Stern or Glenn Beck ripped it off on their shows...<p> He's in greener pastures. Cool folks get that, free of charge...

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I still say...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...if Sharlto didn't look like this co-worker I couldn't stand, I'd be all on him in a SECOND. (Okay, Bradley COoper's good looking too, but...)

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    uumm..Howard Stern invented everything radio

    by MacReady452

    and don't you forget it.jk

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    by MajorFrontbum

    It's incredibly lame that they've actually wasted money and resources to make this flick, but what's even more lame, is the fact that people are going to hand over money to go and watch this.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    no you are

    by MacReady452

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Ruger Mini 14s!

    by Walterego

    Nice attention to detail, going old school 1980s to keep the A Team's weapon of choice. I would have expected them to use the typical M4 variant that you seen in most action movies these days or some exotic model. This movie could have made the A Team look very modern and "realistic" (as if a team of fugitive commandos for hire traveling the country fighting injustice was plausible) and given them contemporary gear, kind of the dircetion that the Mice Vice movie took. Instead this retains more of the retro-80s style of the show, which seems like it should be the whole point of a big screen version.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    are those pockets on Wikus pants inside out

    by ThePilgrim

    holy fuck, it's the future it's here....

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    AS FAR AS CASTING.....

    by GUNSM1TH

    LIAM/PERFECT-RAMPAGE/PERFECT SAW A CLIP DEAD ON VOICE OF MR T, COOPER/PERFECT I CAN SEE HIM AS A SMOOTH TALKING PLAYER..COPLEY/I NEED TO SEE HIM ACT FUNNY..SO SERIOUS IN DISTRICT 9 I ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE PREFERRED JOHNNY KNOXVILLE...

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Needs KIMBO SLICE.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I think this will be good but that 'still'...

    by Player01

    ...is just a load of shit. Such an AMATEUR photoshop job, I can't believe it...

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Walterego...The Mini-14 is a dependable fucking piece!

    by conspiracy

    I've got a lovely one myself. Of course the fucking A-Team would use it...you can Drop it, bang it, get it dirty, shoot a thousand round through it..and it works everytime. Unlike that POS M4 that jams when the dust blows.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Bartleby T. Scrivener nailed it

    by Lorquaine

    "I'm totally blown away that this movie is real. I mean: an A-Team movie. That's just too good to make up." Yup, totally surreal, but great. When Rampage did the Mr.T impression in the ET footage with some muttering by Copley, it was even more surreal. They look the part, it's a great cast. I just hope the chemistry works -- and the story is good.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Already made a A Team movie. It was Michael Mann's Heat.

    by wowsah156

    The best cinematic interpretation of The A Team was Mann's Heat. Every gimmick Mann used in Heat was taken from The A Team in one form or another. Also special mention must go to the Dead Presidents movie, that showed how the A Team would have begun.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:35 a.m. CST

    (spock) Fascinating (/spock)

    by 5 by 5

    I kinda liked this show when I was a kid. This is kinda groovy.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Which war...

    by ruedisueli

    ...are they coming from? Gulfwar, Iraq, Afgahnistan? Anyway, looks like a new pop band created for huge billboard success...I'll Napster it.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    looking awesome!

    by billyhitchcock

    can't wait.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    But is Face still the bad guy as was rumoured

    by CharyouTree

    because if he his I think Ill pass thanks

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    I always wondered when they had time to detail their van.

    by MastersOfNonePodcast

    Looks like a Hummer now though. Boo.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    A-Team vs the Expendables...

    by ReportAbuse

    You know the Expendables would pwn their asses.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    A-Team vs. the Nav'i ...

    by ReportAbuse

    I pity the Thundersmurf that messes with them. A-Team would pwn their photorealistic asses.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    A-Team vs. Antichrist ...

    by ReportAbuse

    First they'd catch that stupid kid before he falls out of the window in the first place, then they'd go to the bedroom and blast away -- never mind clipping -- both "His" and "Hers" genitalia for extreme parental negligence. Then they'd hunt down Trier, a multiple offender in cinematic pretension. "I'm-a gonna break a wave over his ASS. Talkin' fox boo-shit!"

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    The A-Team characters get to resemble

    by Dingbatty

    their source material, but not G.I. JOE: ARAH?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Excuse me -- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    by Dingbatty

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    ACCESS DENIED

    by Mullah Omar

    ...due to poor quality. <br> <br> The small version that I CAN see seems like a super-photoshopped VANITY FAIR promo spread. <br> <br> I like Liam Neeson but this seems like some lightweight shit for him. A dude like George Clooney seems like a more effortless fit for Hannibal. That's not to say that Clooney is necessarily lightweight, just that he's basically spent much of his career channeling the same laid-back charisma Peppard did as Hannibal.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    where is the van?

    by rodneyfaile

    cant have an a-team without their signature ride. hope they dont "michael bay" it and change the stripe to flames. or have them in an escalade with spinners.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I STILL CAN NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME...

    by SeXX ED

    ... understand why Liam Neeson is in this movie. What's worse is I feel I'd need to zoom into that picture just to distinguish him from George Peppard! Ever get PHANTOM MENACE withdrawal?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    the van...

    by entrafis666

    is behind them.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Apparently the photographer is addicted to photoshop.

    by rbatty024

    Get that man to a clinic, quick! <p> Great cast (although I'm not sure about B.A. Baracus yet), but I'm still skeptical since the movie is, after all, a remake of a cheesy eighties TV show. Albeit, one I enjoyed as a kid.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    what?

    by martisco

    Um, Copley didn't do funny in District 9? Did we see the same movie?! I can't even believe I'm on AICN and reading fanboys slamming this awesome thing. Movies like this are why AICN was created. Maybe this site HAS really jumped the shark.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Umm....

    by ZoeFan

    Isn't the idea as a Director with existing material to make it your own. Based on this photo, it looks exactly like what Drew descibed it as.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    This will be great fun

    by pumaman

    Neeson deserves a fucking break after the recent shit he's gone through. I say success !!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    "Making it your own"

    by martisco

    Apparently the AICN idea of "making it your own" is to cast guys who don't remind you of the original cast members, to make it "dark and edgy," and all the other tired cookie cutter bullshit we've been enduring for the past decade. I don't get it. Is Christian Bale supposed to play Baracus? Is Hannibal supposed to be in a wheelchair now? How the fuck would the director "make it his own," pray tell?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Looks like the A-Team I remember

    by photoboy

    I'm actually surprised at how closely they resemble the original actors in that pic, especially Neeson. I'm getting cautiously optimistic about this film. Now they MUST get the original theme tune back.<br><br> Plus it MUST have a musical montage where they weld stuff together to make some sort of tank from an old bath and a few bits of wood.<br><br> It's lucky they didn't hire Bay, otherwise The Beef would have been cast as BA and the black van would have had rocket launchers and the ability to turn into a plane.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    should've been a badass army photo

    by JAMF

    taken from their time in vietnam or iraq.... with the line: 'THE A-TEAM - Available For Hire JUNE 11 2010'

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    This shit rules

    by kenjinattix

    How the hell can you shit on this?Um...its the A-Team. A fun action movie. You do remember what fun is people? Die Hard? Aliens? Midnight RunJesus does everything have to be the fucking English patient with you people. For those crapping on Rampage..."he can't act". NO SHIT. Neither could Mr. T. T was a bouncer for Larry fucking Holmes when he got hired. Why? Because the depth of BA Baracus, for you CLOSE MINDED IDIOTS that don't know but want to make opinions, is to be INTIMIDATING and knock people out. B.A. stands for BAD ASS. Not Becomingly Astute! The heights of the character was to place a scary dude in close proximity to Murdoch. The only man crazy enough to not be scared of him. Their rapport is the A-Team. You're telling me Rampage Jackson can't accomplish being intimidating?? A UFC fighter??? And Liam Neeson is in this movie because unlike you people...HE ACTUALLY LIKES HAVING FUN ONCE IN A WHILE. People like you prolly told him Taken was a bad idea and that movie mad 290 million dollars. I laugh angrily at you naysayers who prolly think this movie is stupid remake of a TV show and think Transformers is fucking Hamlet. Pull the stick out of you wanna be classy ass and shut up!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    God damn it fox better not screw this up

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    They will though. Death to rothman!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    most awesome thing i seen all week

    by DioxholsterReturns

    this is one kickass photo. whats with u all? bitches. this is the shit we all want!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    GREATEST FILM OF ALL TIME?

    by DioxholsterReturns

    but it might be the COOLEST film of all TIME!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    i creamed my pants looking at it

    by DioxholsterReturns

    its too badass for me

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmm this might not suck

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    First we knew about Neeson, then the photo looks good. It's looking better.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Hey, I'll give it a chance

    by wookie1972

    To all those who say it's going to be an overt parody a la Starsky And Hutch, I say it's not like the original was the fricking Sopranos. It sounds like they can't win - GI Joe wasn't close nough to the original, this looks too close. Make up your minds.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    People complaining about promotional photos = retards

    by Playkins

    Please. Promotional photos? Really? Not even waiting for footage these days, huh?<P> Characters look right on the money to me. How about we give this one a shot?

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Might be worth ten dollars and twenty-five cents plus nine dolla

    by matineer

    Just saying. Now if they act like the characters it'll be golden.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    MacReady452..Yeah, Damnation Alley

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    However, I'm wondering if they should re-do the movie ,or do a remake, but have it follow the book. Other than a coast to coast run in badass vehicles there's no similarities, but each are good in their own right.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by Cobbio

    Joe Carnahan directing this project is what grabbed my attention. "Narc" was a fairly badass, visually impressive debut, and though "Smokin' Aces" wasn't as coherent as it could've or should've been, it showed the same daring his first film rolled out.<p> Therefore I'm hoping Joe grabs the bull by the balls on this one and makes him roar. The cast looks great in the photo so I'm encouraged. Most impressive to me is the actor playing B.A. Baracus. I mean, he's channeling Mr. T but in a more real, much more threatening way. Can't wait to see what he's all about.<p> Neeson and Cooper and Copley ain't weak either.<p> As someone who was VERY skeptical of this film originally, I'm now finding myself hopeful.<p> Kick our asses, Joe!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    NEESON is an A... OThers ASS...

    by TheBLIGHT

    Seriously? NEESON looks PERFECT... The OTHERS Look Like ASS... That Ain't NO B.A., FACE is OK, but CRAZY M... NO...

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Robert Downey Jr. as B.A. Baracus

    by Dr Gregory House

    It's NOT too late!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Huh?

    by CrashPanda

    Is this supposed to be a GAP ad or something? "Bad Attitude" looks so non threatening.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Best A-Team movie was...

    by Embeedeuce

    Three Kings.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    The Ass Team

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    They look fucking atrocious

    by YackBacker

    Sad to see Neeson fall so far. I hope they look better in the moving picture.

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Neeson looks spot on!

    by MacReady452

    He even improves on Peppards doughy Smith. Truely a Hollywood version of a TV character. All others look eh.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Will the bad guys actually get shot & die in the movie?

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Sorry, they look like a Halloween costume contest

    by YackBacker

    It's a silly sight to behold. This reeks of Broken Lizard's DUKES OF HAZZARD.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    So you'ld rather see the black leather?

    by MacReady452

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    I'll see this. B.A. needs more gold chain, though.

    by Dingbatty

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Fookin Prawns

    by Dingbatty

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    This looks very cool.Indeed Liam looks like

    by ominus

    a clone of Pepperd.Now what remains is to see,if he is going to nail his character.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    what the fuck are the moaners moaning about?

    by awesomebri

    What a bunch of fucking whingers you all are, this looks like the A-Team regardless of the quality of the photo.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Bleh

    by Jaka

    They look ok, I guess. And no moaning here. I just have no interest in this movie whatsoever. Falls right next to the Dukes of Hazard "film". There just really isn't any reason for them to exist beyond studios have almost no imagination in where they put their money these days. I lived it, and 80's tv wasn't really that good. Why on earth so many "people in charge" think they need to take average to well below average television and turn it into high budget films is completely beyond me.

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    "Communists are Pushing & Pulling a girl..

    by pokadoo

    ...we gotta modify the Van!"

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Neeson...

    by CAPTAIN RIGHTWING

    almost doesn't look like Neeson. In fact, it looks as though he's been digitally manipulated to better resemble Peppard. I hope that's not the case, while I don't know if Neeson could capture Peppard charm; I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Also, I like to think they hired him for more than his name and that he'll be given a chance to prove himself. As for the others -- they look okay, I would have casted differently but I'm willing to give them a shot.<p> Does anyone else get the feeling that this project is being rushed out the door as quickly as possible?

  • Oct. 25, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    This just in...

    by CAPTAIN RIGHTWING

    From reuters:<p> "Liam Neeson, in a stunning revelation; has admitted to having undergone gene therapy for his upcoming remake of the '80's classic "The A-team"<p> From this time forward, all those who once knew of, or had contact with, the entity known as Liam Neeson are hereby commanded to refer to him as Liaorge Neppardson. For he has combined with, or merged, if you will; with the remaining DNA of the late actor George Peppard. A feat possible thanks only to Peppards former co-star Dirk Benedict; having extracted semen from the corpse of Peppard before his burial in Northview Cemetery.<p> Benedict:<p> "Having been friends with George for some time, I thought it prudent to save of him what I could; so that someday when medical science reaches it's apex, the following generations could one day know the greatness that was George Peppard. That and his DNA has proven useful in my experiments with erradicating penile dysfunction."

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    WHAT? NO SUPER ROBOT SUITS?!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    This movie is gonna BOMB!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    No one can replace Dwight Schultz.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    That is all.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Neeson apparently does have the largest, thickest cock..

    by BigTuna

    In Hollywood. I still remember Howard Stern interviewing Julia Roberts(who dated Neeson) and asked if she walked "Like A Cowboy" after sex with Neeson. I did a spit-take. Hilarious.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Neeson RULES. Fuck tha haterz!

    by Lamerz

    Fuck them up their stupid asses. Neeson is going to be the anchor that makes this movie a classic. As long as that stupid Face turns on the team script isn't being used.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Oh, and .... I MAJOR FUCKIN FIREPOWER!!!

    by Lamerz

    That's right, bitches, ho's, and hoochies, I HAND GRENADE AND ONE MILLION BULLETS!