Twentieth Century Fox’s on-again, off-again big screen adaptation of the 1980s action television series The A-Team looks to be back on, as the Hollywood Reporter states that Joe Carnahan is in talks with the studio to helm the film.
The odds of the film making it to the big screen were starting to look a bit long after director John Singleton quit the project several months back after numerous delays in casting.
The original TV series dealt with four US Army Special Forces soldiers on the run, escaping military police for a crime they didn’t commit. While trying to evade capture, they found time to help various people in distress. Skip Woods’ screenplay for the film updates things slightly, making the quartet Gulf War veterans. Woods’ script has also toned the original series’ campy and cartoonish tone, giving the film a slight techno-thriller edge.
Fox hopes to have the film in theaters for the summer of 2010.