Tuesday, December 11, 2007

John Singleton May Direct A-Team - SendMeRSS

John SingletonWe have progress on the A-Team Movie! It looks like Singleton has been tapped for the Directors chair and we get this news from IESB via the moviehole:

According to IESB, John Singleton ("2 Fast 2 Furious", "Boyz N'The Hood") is the shingle's first choice for director. Singleton, of course, burst onto the scene in the early 90s with his urban indy smash "Boyz N' The Hood" (1991) before being seduced by greenbacks, girlies and great seats at the Viper Room into joining the dark side. Since under the system's rule, he's directed popcorn fare like "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers"". He's also been attached to a film version of Marvel's "Luke Cage" for a few years.

This new "A-Team" movie will centre around a group of Gulf War veterans – as opposed to 'Vietnam War' vets – on the run serving as soldiers of fortune.

I usually want to avoid remakes of television shows. This is an exception to the rule. The A-Team was a kick ass action show that was a favorite of mine as a youngster. I think it has potential to be a fantastic film adaptation and hope the best for it.

If I were to cast the four today I would so as follows:

Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck - Brad Pitt
Col. John “Hannibal” Smith - George Clooney
Capt. H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock - Jim Carey
Bosco B.A.(Bad Attitude) Baracus - Mr. T

No one can follow Mr. T, fucking no one. The man never ages, he is immortal, and if I could demand him a spot in the film - I would. To see him act beside a rat pack of A-Listers would be a delightful delight, and one we all deserve. With so much wrong in the world today I ask for just one thing; more Mr. T. Never have we needed his guidance more, and no role has so captured the essence of T better than B.A. Baracus. My open plea to the studios be; if you have hearts, cast Mr. T.

Boys N The Hood was a great movie, and I want Singleton to have another high calibre hit in The A-Team. We have amazing characters that are on the run, and packing guns! There is no reason for this film to be anything short of legendary. Make it so!

Link - Comments - john@themovieblog.com (John Campea) - Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:17:47 GMT - Feed (2 subs)
User comment: By: RyanMag
I am so glad i saw that video. I now know to respect my motha, there is no otha, like my motha, so i'll treat her right, lova, she's my motha. MOM THE MEAT LOAF, FUCK!
User comment: By: doug nagy
Chuck Norris should be a Military Police officer hunting them down alongside Patrick Swayze and Van Damme
User comment: By: Amish_Bill
Doug, The words you have spoken are both wise and true. I propose a freedom fighting duo of Mr. T and Chuck Norris. What country would mess with us knowing they'd have to answer to those two? Osama who? Oh, you mean that guy Mr. T and Chuck Norris destroyed 3 days after 9/11. What is world hunger? I don't know. Mr T and Chuck Norris gave that a round house kick to the tea bag years ago. One can always dream...
User comment: By: Terry Letourneau
Even though the tv show was campy, I hope they make this a serious action movie and not go the 'Starsky and Hutch' route. And YES Doug, no one can replace Mr. T.
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