Fox’s Plan for The A-Team Coming Together


20th Century Fox has assembled a creative team to transform 1980s TV series The A-Team into a summer 2010 film, says Variety.

The studio has set Joe Carnahan to direct and Ridley Scott to produce, with Tony Scott executive 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. The intention is to start production by June for a June 11, 2010, release.

Carnahan and the Scott brothers say they will use the original premise of the series as the template for an action film. In the original, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.

The Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.

Carnahan has put his Pablo Escobar film Killing Pablo on the back burner. The project was complicated by the bankruptcy filing made by the Yari Film Group.

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