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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 28, 2009 |

Sometime last year, we reported that an A-Team movie was in the works, and though there was no cast, John Singleton had been attached as director. Well, he dropped out.

But, the project is not dead. In fact, it was just resuscitated by Tony and Ridley Scott, who are producing the take on the popular television show, and now Joe Carnahan is attached to direct, who will also polish the script written originally by Skip Woods (G.I. Joe).

I don’t know how I feel about a movie version of “The A-Team” and, for that matter, I’m not sure I’d ever want to revisit the television show now that I’m older than 10, but I do like the move. Singleton’s approach likely would’ve mined the more cheesy aspects of the show, and rumor had it that Bruce Willis (Hannibal), Woody Harrelson (Murdock), Ice Cube (B.A. Baracus), and Daniel Morton (Faceman) would’ve comprised the cast.

With Carnahan, we can at least expect a more action-oriented, gritty approach, and if you extrapolate from the casts he’s used in the past, then you’re likely to get a cast that looks more like this: Ray Liota (Hannibal), Ryan Reynolds/Clive Owen (Murdock), Common (B.A. Baracus), and Jeremy Piven (Faceman). It’s not exactly the cast you’d expect, but let’s be honest: Anything that’s not what you expect out of this franchise is probably for the best. Where’s the movie version of “MacGyver,” by the by?

Anyway, this one is for the old-timers, if by old-timers you mean those of you over 30:

Hey Look! Piven / Dustin Rowles

Industry | January 28, 2009 |

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