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01.28.09 54 Comments

The original A-Team van (since converted into a rapemobile)

I’ll give you two reasons making The A-Team into a movie is a horrible idea: Knight and Rider.  Nonetheless, the project is going forward, with Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces) replacing John Singleton as director, and Ridley and Tony Scott on to co-produce.

Fox is betting this is the right combination, setting a June 11, 2010, release date for the feature, which is written by Skip Woods [who’s written Swordfish and Hitman].

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”). [THR]

Yes, sounds like it’s all coming together. Now the only question is who’ll replace Mr. T: Vin Diesel or Nick Cannon.

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