20th Century Fox just announced that they are doing a new version of the old-school, “A-Team” TV series. The original “A-Team” series starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz and Dirk Benedict. The new version of the show will have a more contemporary feeling meaning taking place in our present time. Chris Morgan who wrote the “Fast and Furious” movie will be the executive producer along with Tawnia McKiernan who is the daughter of Stephen J. Cannell the creator of the original series.
Some of you may ask, what happened to the big screen “A-Team” movie that starred Liam Neeson, Brad Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and Rampage Jackson, the one that was directed by Joe Carnahan? You’ve all probably seen that one and wondering why a sequel never happened. It’s simply because the first one didn’t make enough money. Carnahan said he would have done a sequel but the first movie bombed in the box office so he didn’t bother making the sequel. It didn’t sell very well in DVD and Blu Ray sales. Since the first one didn’t make enough money, Carnahan decided it was best not to make a sequel. Carnahan did start working on the script for the sequel, he had a 15 page opening but decided not to make the film.
Why is the A-Team headed back to TV? Probably ’cause since the Carnahan film flopped, it’s a pretty good idea not to bring the A-Team back to the big screen. I’m sure 20th Century Fox thought about starting a new big screen reboot but they probably thought it would be better for TV.
I’m a big fan of the A-Team. Love the old-school series and the Carnahan film. It’s too bad the Carnahan film with Neeson and the guys wasn’t a hit when it should have been. While it was a fun movie, it could have a better script though.
Now that Nintendo has finally given Hollywood the green light to start making movies based on their games again, Hollywood wasted no time to move forward with a major Nintendo game character who is already set to get his first big screen live-action movie. That character is Mega Man. The Megan Man will get made by 20th Century Fox and will get produced by Peter Chernin.
This is pretty cool ’cause I used to play Mega Man games on the original NES all the time when I was young.
I wonder who they’re gonna get for the Mega Man character? I would think the character Mega Man would have to be played by a little person or a dwarf ’cause the Mega Man character is tiny. So I would say give the Mega Man role to Peter Dinklage please. Perfect casting, in my opinion!!!
The movie will indeed be full of CGI and action, though.
I’m glad Nintendo finally gave Hollywood the okay to make movies again. What other Nintendo games should get made into movies? They already tried Super Mario Bros. but they failed at that but they would probably try Mario again in a re-boot.
My top 5:
– Legend of Zelda
– Ninja Gaiden
A “Double Dragon” movie already happened in 1994 but that film flopped in the box office too.
20th Century Fox has officially closed a deal with “District 9” and “Chappie” director Neill Blomkamp to develop the next “Alien” film. Blomkamp is not set to direct, he’s just the producer. Fox is still making the “Prometheus” sequel with Ridley Scott but it is not yet known if Scott will come back to direct the next “Alien” movie.
It is not yet known whether or not Ripley will be in the next movie but Sigourney Weaver says she’s open to reprising her role that made her famous if Blomkamp will be directing it:
It is also not yet known if Blomkamp’s “Alien” movie will be a continuation from the earlier series or will it be another re-boot? I hope this isn’t another reboot and I’m hoping this will be an “Alien 5” continuing the story after “Alien: Resurrection”. We’ll have to wait and see.
I’m a huge fan of the Alien franchise. Love all 4 movies. I hope Sigourney reprises her role as Ripley ’cause I won’t see it if she doesn’t return.
I’ll always be a huge fan of the first two Alien flicks. 3 and 4 were good but 1 and 2 were the best.
Pretty cool photo of Hugh Jackman as, “The Wolverine”, see it, here. Many would accuse that photo of being photoshopped and airbrush, of course, it was, but I’m sure Hugh Jackman is jacked in real life, though. They just make him look ripped like that for the movies. Hope this film will be better than the crap, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.
Earlier this year, Kiefer kept hinting through interviews that the big screen, “24”, could start shooting this Spring. Well, not anymore. Like the ticking clock is forcing us to wait even longer. It’s being pushed back for a few reasons: One, Kiefer is not happy with the payment of the movie. Two, Kiefer and the film crew don’t want to rush the film. Three, Kiefer’s new show “Touch”, is getting in the way with it.
I guess waiting longer is okay with me. Take your time to make the movie real good, if it ever happens. Most of the shows beloved characters like David Palmer and Bill Buchannan were killed off, so they won’t be able to return to the film at all. The only characters that could return are Chloe and Tony.
The Jack Bauer story can continue. If Kiefer no longer wants the film, there can’t be a replacement ’cause Jack Bauer can only be played by Kiefer, no one else.
This is great news for “24” fans, like myself! Look like the “24” big screen movie is definitely going to happen after all, because Mark Bomback, a screenwriter for “The Wolverine” and “Shadow Divers” will hand in the final script for 20th Century Fox. Since Tony Scott dropped out of the project, the studio has about 5 different directors in mind. So as soon as a director is hired, the studio plans to get the “24” movie in production very quickly, soon to be starting in, April of 2012.
I see a late 2013 release date for this movie. I’m so glad that Kiefer is on board to playing Jack Bauer again. I’m still halfway through the show on Netflix, I still need to start Season 5 which I will tonight. At least, I have plenty of time to catch up with the show before the big screen movie comes out!
This is exciting news. I’m sure the rest of the characters will return. I’m sure the movie will have a great plot and lots of non stop action. Just think what “24” big screen movie would be like. While the TV show can get violent and graphic, the movie is an opportunity for a hard R rating. The “24” movie needs to be an epic action movie. I hope they don’t give it a PG-13 rating ’cause “24” is certainly not family friendly. I remembered the show was aired late at night on FOX.
I hope they don’t do the Bin Laden plot and I hope they leave 9/11 out of it ’cause that would be silly. Jack Bauer going after terrorists in Afghanistan is fine though.
Every year on May the 4th, Lucasfilm will always release something new that has something to do with Star Wars. This year, it has something to do with the long awaited “Star Wars” movie on Blu Ray. Yes, all 6 Star Wars films are coming out on Blu Ray later this year.
Today, the Star Wars website, revealed what the cover box art is going to look like. You can either buy the original trilogy or the prequels separately or buy all 6 of them in one box set. I plan to buy them both separately.
See the video here, it’s nothing but art and images from the movies, plus the covers of the Blu Ray boxes. To see the extras on the Blu Rays, click here.
The Blu Rays hits stores on Sept. 16th. I’ll be sure to save up some money before then ’cause I’m definitely getting this.