When it was first announced that the 80s TV series The A-Team was getting the big screen treatment, there were many who groaned and complained that Hollywood was fresh out of ideas.
However, with acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott and series creator Stephen J. Cannell producing the movie, it seems likely to feature high production values and a grittier tone than similar adaptations.
Now it's been revealed that Ridley is looking to fill the cast with "A"-list talent: Liam Neeson is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to play Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, the role originally portrayed by George Peppard. Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) will direct from a script by Skip Woods (G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra).
Neeson recently completed filming another remake, portraying Zeus in Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans.
The A-Team production begins in August for a June 11, 2010, release. Posted 06.09.09 by BrentJS