Monday, January 14, 2008

Singleton Talks A-Team - SendMeRSS

John Singleton ImageOur friends at Collinder have scored an interview with John Singleton and got him talking about the upcoming A-Team project, here are some highlights from the interview:

* No one has been cast yet
* He wants Woody Harrelson to play Murdock
* The movie is not a farce like Starsky and Hutch
it will be like an 80s action movie. He said think Lethal Weapon, very serious but with humor
* Everyone signing on will sign for multiple films
* No budget yet

I must admit, this is delightful news from the maw of Singleton. I was hoping for Jim Carey as Howlin’ mad Murdock; but Woody would do an amazing job and I think he is an outstanding choice. I feel dumb for not even considering Harrelson for the part, I will nod my hat to Mr. Singleton and I hope his excellence of taste continues for the other three vacancies.

I am glad the film is not going to be a spoof. Comparing it to Lethal Weapon puts me at ease, I know the film is going to be about action with moments of humor; just like the television show. The 80’s had fantastic action films and if Singleton takes the action out of that era it is A-Ok with me. I am also glad that we may see a franchise for two reasons; 1) I want to see more A-Team 2) When a franchise is on the line, you usually want to ensure a quality product (at least the first outing).

The best news is what has not been said. Ice Cube has been letting known that he wants the role of B.A. and Singleton did not mention his name at all. This is great, because I for one think Mr. Cube would be horrible as B.A. I am certainly pleased with the information gathered in this interview and will anxiously await further casting rumors.

Link - Comments - john@themovieblog.com (John Campea) - Mon, 14 Jan 2008 12:49:57 GMT - Feed (2 subs)
User comment: By: Phil Gee
Yeah this sounds good. The reason i want to see Punisher 2 is because i'm hoping it might harken back to the glorious action films of the 80's. Even if it doesn't then we'll have this to fall back on.
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