Wednesday, October 28, 2009

TEAM Time

This pic has been making its way around the web since late last week, but I wanted to make sure I acknowledged it before too much time passed. Witness the new incarnation of schlock-TV fave The A-Team, from the big screen adaptation hitting theaters next summer.

An A-Team feature is one of those things that's been promised/threatened for at least a decade now, and in principle it's actually not a bad prospect for a big screen redo. Let's face it, the 1980s series, a product of Stephen J. Cannell's TV assembly line, wasn't exactly Hemingway, but for four-and-a-half years it did provide a reliably entertaining hour of television chock-a-block full of guns, explosions and TV-safe violence, not to mention a regular forum for Mr. T to dispense his wisdom ("I pity the fool," and the like).

This one stars, from left to right, the suddenly-hot Bradley Cooper as Templeton "Faceman" Peck, UFC star "Rampage" Jackson as Bosco "B.A." Baracus, District 9 star Sharlto Copley as "Howling Mad" Murdock, and Liam Neeson doing a pretty convincing George Peppard as team leader John "Hannibal" Smith. Flick is being directed by Joe Carnahan, who did the terrific Narc a few years back, and his presence promises just enough grit to hopefully raise this above the usual summer blockbuster. Then again, it's the freakin' A-Team, so what the hell do I know.

1 comment:

Ian Sokoliwski said...

....Liam....Neeson?

Really?

Is he wanting to recapture the glory that was Darkman?

Or maybe reliving the fame and fortune he gained for being in Krull?

Really?