As we reported back in March of last year, there was a planned film about Hannibal Smith and his team of former special forces soldiers aka "The A-Team."
Back then we reported:
Twentieth Century Fox announced the "A-Team" film will be released on June 12, 2009.
It will be directed by John Singleton, from a script by writing partners Michael Brandt and Derek Haas ("Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma").
Now, the flick will be released on summer of 2010 with an impressive behind-the-scenes pedigree.
According to Variety,
Studio has set Joe Carnahan to direct and Ridley Scott to produce, with Tony Scott exec producing through their Scott Free banner.
Also producing are Jules Daly and Stephen J. Cannell, the latter of whom created the original TV series.
Carnahan will team with Brian Bloom to polish a script by Skip Woods ("G.I. Joe"). The intention is to start production by June for a June 11, 2010, release.
Wow! Carnahan and the two Scotts? This is a big deal!
But the question remains, why did Singleton drop out?
According to the new folks involved, they will use the original premise of the TV series -- four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.
But of course, the Middle East is "hot" right now, so that locale will replace Vietnam.
"This was a coveted property, and reimagining a show that I remembered as a kid was tough to turn down," Carnahan said. "Fox hired me to make it as emotional, real and accessible as possible without cheesing it up."
I remember this show well, and I specially remember the Boy George and the Culture Club episode, am I silly?
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Two films about the iconic Steve McQueen are racing to the big screen!
Here's the comparison breakdown:
WORKING TITLE: "Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel"
PRODUCERS: Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters
BASED ON: Marshall Terrill's biography of the same title
PROJECT WILL FOCUS ON: McQueen's career as well as his three marriages, including his stormy relationship with Ali McGraw, as well as his battle against lung cancer.
MCQUEEN CONNECTION: Barbara Minty, McQueen's widow, is collaborating with the producers
WORKING TITLE: "McQueen"
PRODUCER: David Foster
BASED ON: Memoir by McQueen's first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel called "My Husband, My Friend"
PROJECT WILL FOCUS ON: Relationship between Toffel and McQueen
MCQUEEN CONNECTION: Toffel, plus Foster used to be McQueen's publicist and he was also the producer of the actor's flick, "The Getaway"
Alright, both films have the blessings of McQueen's ex-wives, but the first film sound more intriguing -- drugs, fame, failed marriages! BUT, the second film has that "Walk the Line" vibe, about a young couple on their way to making their marks in pop culture!
So we'll see which one will get to the big screen first! Remember those failed attempts to make two separate films about Janis Joplin? Well, these flicks could follow the "failed" route, or one of them may actually succeed!
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"Milk" will duke it out with "Brideshead Revisited," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," "RockRolla," and "Vicky Christina Barcelona" for the Outstanding Film (Wide Release) category for the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Awards.
Ceremonies will be held March 28 in New York, April 18 in Los Angeles and May 9 in San Francisco.
Click Read More to see the complete list of nominees, and to find out where Tyra Banks was nominated under Read More...
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Samson and Delilah will be going to space!
Warner Bros. has acquired "Samson" -- the futuristic take on the good, old Samson and Delilah story.
According to Variety, there was a three-studio bidding war on this pitch, and WB prevailed!
You know the story by now, Delilah betrays Samson by chopping off his pretty, long hair -- the source of his power! Shame on her!
Scott Silver ("8 Mile") will write the script, and Francis Lawrence ("I Am Legend") will direct.
A futuristic "Samson." Hhhmmmmm...WB must save great budget for hair!
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"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" is moving forward! Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced the start of principal production today!
Steven Spielberg is directing the film starring Jamie Bell and Daniel Craig.
This is the first of the three films being planned revolving the franchise. Peter Jackson is set to direct the sequel (he's also co-producing the first film with Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy).
It's going to be a 3-D Motion Capture film!
Click Read More to see the full press release: Read More...
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