The plan is definitely coming together. With news that John Singleton had come onboard to direct the big-screen version of the TV show, “The A-Team” continues to move forward, including this: Twentieth Century Fox has scheduled the big-budget movie about a group of mercenaries, made up of former soldiers, for a June 12, 2009 release, which would put it opposite Eddie Murphy’s “Nowhereland”.
Singleton will direct the action-adventure from a script by writing partners Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (“Wanted,” “3:10 to Yuma”).
Film will bring to the bigscreen the exploits of Hannibal Smith and his team of former special forces soldiers, who have been set up for a crime they didn’t commit.
Now all they have to do is work on the script, because the last script review for the movie was not exactly positive. Or at least, I didn’t find it all that appealing. Setting the film during the Iraq War is fine, but don’t be unnecessarily screwing around with the characters, that’s all I’m saying.