>”Ten years ago… In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The A-Team.“
It may seem inane, repetitive and a little misogynistic when I watch it now but, as a kid in ’80s London, when those words emerged – over a backdrop of military drumming – from our tiny Hitachi television, my parents knew better than to try and get me to pay attention to anything else. This morning, it is being reported that Ridley Scott has signed on to produce (not direct) a remake of the A-Team and I, for one, am excited.
Sorry: can’t help it (if I wanted to).
I usually think Hollywood is being lazy and overly nostalgic with all these ’80s shows they keep forcibly resuscitating and this time is no different. Regardless though, this could be fun. The idea of shifting the team’s origins from Vietnam to the Middle East although unoriginal could make it a little topical, and the rumoured casting of Bruce Willis as Hannibal and Ice Cube as the new Bosco Albert ‘Bad Attitude’ Barracas sounds pretty inspired if you ask me (if they go for the roles).
I’m geeked, and for those of you who – like me – cannot wait, here’s some BA to get you through your day: