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"The A-Team" Still Under Development

September 6, 2006 (4:43 am) GMT
Producer Stephen J. Cannell gives an update about the big screen project.
"The A-Team" Still Under Development

For those who are curious about the future of "", the big screen adaptation of the '80s TV series of the same name, here comes the update of the project. In a recent interview with Empire, producer Stephen J. Cannell delightfully has provided few tidbits of the movie, which presumably will not hit theaters until at least 2008.

Assuring the series fans that the flick is slowly taking shape, Cannell has revealed that a new script is being penned by an unnamed writer to replace the draft written by Bruce Feristein back in 2004 as well as the half-dozen others which have been written to date.

As for the plot, the man gave a note that the film could be updated for the new millennium while taking focus on recent conflicts in the Middle East. "I want to create it as taking place today," so he has said. "In the original, the A-Team were on the run after robbing a bank under orders just as the war ended. In this, maybe the four would raid Saddam Hussein's bank or whatever."

In the meantime, he also expressed his wish to bring back the original cast to the movie as well as to include in the line-up. "I would like the original cast to play a part - to have their input into the movie and to star in cameo roles, " he admitted. "As for who will play the new roles, I think Bruce Willis would make a good Hannibal!"

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