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'The A-Team' Moves Forward With Joe Carnahan

January 28, 2009 (8:29 am) GMT
Joe Carnahan, the 'Smokin' Aces' helmer, has reportedly been signed to replace John Singleton in the TV-to-film adaptation, while Ridley Scott is brought aboard as the producer.
Joe Carnahan

Twentieth Century Fox are back on track in bringing NBC's popular '80s TV series to the big screen. According to Variety, the studio has appointed "" helmer, Joe Carnahan, as the director of "". He will fill in the gap left open after director John Singleton, who was attached to the project earlier, dropped out.

Carnahan, the co-writer of "", will join forces with executive producer Tony Scott and producers, Ridley Scott, Jules Daly and Stephen J. Cannell, the latest of whom created the original series. Carnahan is also expected to polish Skip Woods' script with Brian Bloom.

"The A-Team" may begin its production sometime in June for a June 11, 2010 release. Variety further reported that Joe Carnahan, Tony Scott and Ridley Scott plan to use the original idea of the series, focusing the story on four war veterans, who are convicted of armed robbery but manage to escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.

In the original series aired from January 23, 1983 to December 30, 1986, the ex-United States Army Special Forces team consisted of Hannibal, Face, Howling Mad Murdock and B.A. Baracus. While originally they are all Vietnam War veterans, their tour of duty location will be replaced with the Middle East in the feature film adaptation, as Carnahan and the Scott brothers revealed.

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