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    Default John Singleton to direct new A-Team movie

    Singleton hunts for 'A-Team' team

    Fox in early talks with director on remake

    By TATIANA SIEGEL




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    Director John Singleton is gearing up to direct a bigscreen version of 1980s TV series "The A-Team" and talking about the casting possibilities all over town.Twentieth Century Fox is in early talks with the helmer to resuscitate the gang, but the studio said no deal is in place, and the project is not envisioned as a pre-SAG/DGA strike affair.
    Ice Cube, who starred in Singleton's debut, "Boyz N the Hood," has been rumored as a potential B.A. Baracas (played by Mr. T in the NBC series), but Fox denied that possibility.
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    An A-Team movie? This could work if they do it right. 'Cause I pity the fool if they fuck it up.

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    Why all these damn remakes? C'mon Hollyweird - do something original for once.
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    family guy take-off will be better then the movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    Why all these damn remakes? C'mon Hollyweird - do something original for once.
    No kidding. There are many brilliant books out there ripe for being effed up by Hollywood.
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    The A-Team Countdown Begins - Yahoo! TV
    (NOOOOO!!! Please do NOT cast Ice Cube in the B.A. Barracus role!!! I love Ice Cube but he SUCKS in action movies. Look what he singlehandedly to the "XXX" franchise, he absolutely blows as an action "star.")
    The A-Team Countdown Begins

    By Joal Ryan Mon Mar 24, 5:14 AM PDT

    If you've been holding your breath for The A-Team movie, well, we feel sorry for you.
    But help is on the way for you and your oxygen-deprived brain. So just hold on. Until June 12. Of next year. Feel better? You should, actually.
    The release date, as reported by Variety, is the first for the long-discussed, long-suffering project.
    John Singleton, who last yelled cut on Four Brothers, will direct; Michael Bandt and Derek Haas, who helped shoot the lights out with 3:10 to Yuma, are writing the screenplay.
    As reported, the movie will follow the basic recipe of the 1983-87 TV series: Take four ex-military men; add one war crime they didn't commit; mix in chases, pursuits and more chases.
    Given the source material, Singleton has promised an action movie, a serious action movie—"wall to wall kicking ass and talking s--t," as he put it to Collider.com. The film presently is sans actors, A-list, B-team or otherwise, as Singleton himself has made very clear.
    "I don't know who is in the cast yet, so all this bulls--t of who is saying who is this person and who is [this person]," Singleton told Collider.com.
    Singleton did allow that he "really, really want[s]" Woody Harrelson to play "Howling Mad" Murdoch, the sanity challenged pilot given life on the TV series by Dwight Schultz.
    In the interview, conducted in January, Singleton sounded a lot like a man who's been a little bit hounded by fans demanding to know who's going to play Mr. T.
    "Nobody is playing Mr. T—the character's name is B.A. Baracus," the filmmaker reminded.
    And, no, before you bother Mr. Singleton again, B.A. Baracus hasn't been cast yet, either. Ice Cube, however, has thrown his Mohawk into the ring.
    "Hell yeah," the Barbershop multitasker recently told blackfilm.com when asked if he'd consider copping a "Bad Attitude," as it were, "especially with John Singleton directing!"
    And, yes, we know Ice Cube doesn't really have a Mohawk to throw into a ring. But that could change.
    "I wouldn't try to duplicate what Mr. T did," he told the Website. "I'm going to bring my own flavor to it, and I am going to do the Mohawk."
    The race seems wide open for the roles of Col. "Hannibal" Smith, the disguise-handy ringleader, and the smooth-talking "Face" Peck, played on the TV series by the late George Peppard and the still-plugging-away Dirk Benedict, respectively.
    Even with the cast undetermined, an announced director and a release date marks the furthest along the movie has gotten since the project started raising hopes nearly 10 years ago amid a spate of TV-to-film conversions, à la Charlie's Angels, The Mod Squad and Wild Wild West. Per the calendar keepers at the Internet Movie Database, on June 12, 2009, the big-screen A-Team will go head-to-head with an Eddie Murphy comedy called NowhereLand. Which is about where The A-Team movie used to live.

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    Cool, I can't wait. I loved the A-Team!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    Why all these damn remakes? C'mon Hollyweird - do something original for once.
    they are doing it for the same reason reality tv works.

    i think that it'd be a good movie if they dont screw it up. i loved the A-team.
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    I agree that Ice-Cube is no B.A. He'd have to hit the steroids pretty hard to make me want to see him in that role. He is about the right height though, Mr. T. is only about 5' 9".

    I hate to say it, because he gets mentioned for EVERY big black guy role, but Michael Clark Duncan could do it. But he shouldn't, he should focus on more 'Green Mile' caliber roles and leave the action stuff alone for now.

    As long as it isn't Tyrese or Mikai Pfeiffer, I'm cool.

    Michael Jai White would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerSwelter View Post
    I agree that Ice-Cube is no B.A. He'd have to hit the steroids pretty hard to make me want to see him in that role. He is about the right height though, Mr. T. is only about 5' 9".

    I hate to say it, because he gets mentioned for EVERY big black guy role, but Michael Clark Duncan could do it. But he shouldn't, he should focus on more 'Green Mile' caliber roles and leave the action stuff alone for now.

    As long as it isn't Tyrese or Mikai Pfeiffer, I'm cool.

    Michael Jai White would be great.
    tyrese is awesome but to me he isn't the B.A. type, he's more of a serious dramatic actor where he shines. Michael Duncan is just too big and intimidating but I guess that's part of the role requirement! Heck just go against the flow and pick Samuel Jackson for it for a twist on the B.A. role! Anything but Ice Cube, yea yea (raises hands up in the air and waves it like I don't care).

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    I liked the A-Team as a kid. However, I can't think of one TV or movie remake thatwas better than the original.

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    Well, we all know Sam Jackson would take the role, the man makes 10 movies a year! Someone should tell him he's a multimillionaire, I don't think he realizes it!

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