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20th Century Fox Television is developing a remake of the 1980s classic TV show The A-Team, with Furious 7 screenwriter Chris Morgan coming aboard to produce the new series, according to a report from Deadline. The news comes five years after 20th Century Fox released their big-screen adaptation of The A-Team, which starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Jackson. This rebooted TV series will have a contemporary setting, with a twist on the team itself.
The original series centered on four highly-trained special forces soldiers, John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. (Bad Attitude) Baracus (Mr. T), who escaped from a military prison after being detained for a crime they didn't commit. They fled to Los Angeles and began working as "soldiers of fortune," using their immense skills to help people in need, while trying to clear their name. »
If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, it looks like you’ll soon be able to hire The A-Team once again, as Deadline is reporting that Fast & Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan is teaming up with Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of creator Stephen J. Cannell, for a contemporary take on the classic 1980s TV show.
According to Deadline’s report, “the new A-Team revolves around a diverse team of American Special Forces operatives. Unlike the original all-male squad, the new team will include both male and female memebrs. The group has been framed for a crime they didn’t commit and set out to clear their names by uncovering the black-ops conspiracy that set them up. Along the way, they are driven to help those in need by using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise and often conflicting individual approaches. It’s »
- Gary Collinson
“The A-Team” is the latest iconic project to receive the TV remake treatment, as Variety has confirmed that 20th Century Fox TV is in early talks to bring back Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo’s 1980s action series.
The project would offer a contemporary take on the NBC series remembered by most for starring Mr. T and his penchant for gold accessories (other stars included George Peppard, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, as well as many, many guest stars — some of whom played themselves). Keeping with the times, this version would include female members of the American Special Forces group.
“Fast & Furious” writer-producer Chris Morgan is executive producing this version with Cannell’s daughter, TV director Tawnia McKiernan (“Criminal Minds,” “Warehouse 13”). It is penned by “Sleepy Hollow” exec producer Albert Kim.
- Whitney Friedlander
A new version of “The A-Team” is in the works at 20th Century Fox Television, TheWrap has learned. The remake series would follow a team of American special operatives, but in the modernized take on the material, would feature both men and women on the team. Albert Kim set to write the script and original “A-Team” creator Stephen J. Cannell‘s daughter Tawnia McKiernan, a TV director, is also on board. Also Read: 27 Movie-to-tv Remakes in the Works: Hollywood's Big Screen to Small Screen Craze (Photos) The original series aired on NBC from 1983-1987 and starred George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, »
- Linda Ge
Forget No Holds Barred, Ready To Rumble and The Wrestler. Pretty much every wrestling fan has seen them, for better or for worse, and they’ve penetrated mainstream pop culture through cable reruns and award shows.
However, there’s a whole world of bizarre, terrible and oddly wonderful wrestling films that once seen, cannot be unseen. There’s vanity biopics, Japanese science fiction, and family-friendly dog shenanigans (seriously), but the common thread that stretches between them all is our beloved pseudo-sport.
I’ve included Immortal Dialogue for all of these cinematic treasures, and I want you to know that I didn’t just crib these from an IMDb quotations page. Don’t get me wrong, I totally would have, but most of these movies are so obscure that they don’t even have quotations on their IMDb pages!
Proceed at your own risk, friends. »
- Matt O'Connell
Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper has become a huge Hollywood star in recent years. Unlike many top actors, who seem to burst onto the scene, Cooper slipped into our collective consciousness over time, moving from minor TV roles to cult movies until he was a bona fide blockbuster.
The early years
As an unknown actor, Cooper made his television debut in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in Sex and the City in 1999. His first significant role was opposite Jennifer Garner in Jj Abrams's Alias from 2001-06, not as Sydney Bristow's secret agent love interest but as her mild-mannered and slightly awkward reporter friend.
In 2008, he starred in sinister horror film The Midnight Meat Train, a story of a photographer who becomes obsessed with a New York City serial killer called the 'Subway Butcher'. »
It's been a little over 20 years since Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC, and there is now talk that the Sci-Fi Channel is going to be resurrecting the series. "Reboot Fever" seems to be sweeping the land, and it's a shame that such a stalwart series is part of that regrettable trend. So regrettable, in fact, that I've compiled a short list of 3 reasons why we don't need another Battlestar: 1. The Sci-Fi Channel The Sci-Fi Channel seems like a natural fit for a Battlestar reboot, but this is a channel known for some truly horrible TV movies. Dinocroc? Frankenfish? Dog Soldiers? (Actually, Dog Soldiers wasn't that bad). It seems unbelievable that they would be given the reins to make something as serious and epic as another BSG. 2. Women [caption id="attachment_431051" align="alignright" width="263"] Image via ABC[/caption] This is probably the most egregious of all of the rumors for Sci-Fi's BSG reboot is that the character »
- Allison Keene
While there hasn't been any word yet on whether or not The Expendables 4 is moving forward, it was announced today that Expendables Franchise creator Sylvester Stallone is producing a new TV show based on the hit action series, this time uniting action icons of the small screen. This Expendables television event will follow a similar story as the movies, and is being produced for Fox. Sylvester Stallone will executive produce alongside the films' producer Avi Lerner. NCIS veteran Shane Brennan will serve as showrunner.
Ride Along duo Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward are writing and executive producing the TV adaptation alongside Shane Brennan. The show itself is described as 'a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly-skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.' Lionsgate TV will produce the miniseries along with CBS TV Studios, and Cbstv-based Shane Brennan Prods. »
He added that "the stress became unbearable" prior to his exit, and was subsequently forced to accept that the 'Perez problem' was not going to go away.
But Alexander is not the only disgruntled celebrity housemate to voluntarily leave, and we doubt he'll be the last.
Some, like Claire King, withdrew from the show due to illness, while others have been removed by producers.
But can you remember some of the former CBB stars »
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