It seems a long-awaited TV-to-film adaptation is finally on the right track. According to Variety, The A-Team is finally back on track, with Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) on board to direct and Ridley Scott to produce with his brother Tony Scott to executive produce.
Stephen J. Cannell, who created the original The A-Team series, and Jules Daly will also produce as well.
Carnahan will set to work with Brian Bloom to polish Skip Woods' script and they are aiming at a June start of production and eyeing up a summer 2010 release. Carnahan also said the origin of four veterans, convicted of armed robbery, escape military prison to become mercenaries, will remain the same, but they will be veterans of the war in the Middle East, and not Vietnam like in the original series.
"You can ... make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun, and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film," Carnahan said. "Having Ridley and Tony on board lends considerable weight to that and classes up the whole project."
We'll certainly keep you updated on any developments - such as casting - for this film, as soon as information comes in.