Joe Carnahan Taking Over Fox's A-Team Remake
by Alex Billington
January 27, 2009
We've heard a lot about this new A-Team remake over the past year or so, but in the last update we wrote, John Singleton was still directing. Not anymore. Fox has hired Smokin' Joe Carnahan to take over the reigns with Tony and Ridley Scott's production company Scott Free handling the production side of things. They will still be using Skip Woods' script and are still keeping the planned June 11th, 2010 release date, meaning this will be fast-tracked and lined up as Carnahan's next project, instead of the numerous others he was supposedly involved with, including White Jazz, Bunny Lake Is Missing, and Killing Pablo.
The A-Team, which first aired in 1983, is made up of a group of US Army Special Forces operatives, comprised of Hannibal, the leader, Face, the ladies man, Howling Mad Murdock, an unstable pilot, and B.A. Baracus, the muscles of the group. While Tyrese Gibson previously confirmed his involvement, this news doesn't mention anything about him or any other actors, meaning we'll probably hear more about who will fill all the roles at a later date. But really, even with Carnahan directing, is this A-Team remake really a good idea?! I can't get interested in this in the least bit, especially because I hated Smokin' Aces.