John Singleton To Direct A-TEAM

<a href=””><img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-2780″ style=”float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; ” title=”I love it when a movie comes together…” src=”” alt=”I love it when a movie comes together.” width=”233″ height=”100″ /></a>Although it was rumored earlier this week, director John Singleton has confirmed that he will be helming a big screen adaptation of the 1980s television series The A-Team.

The original series focused on four Vietnam vets wanted by military authorities for a crime they didn’t commit. As the show’s opening reminded us every week-

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.

A target for some watchdog groups for its over the top violence, no one on The A-Team ever seemed to actually get hurt amidst all the gun play. Reports are that this new version, being overseen by original series producer Stephen J. Cannell, will be in a more serious vein than the original and the team’s background will be updated from being Vietnam vets to Gulf War vets.

Via BlackVoices

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