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Joe Carnahan directing The A-Team

Clearly hoping that its plan has at last come together (sorry), 20th Century Fox has nabbed Joe Carnahan to direct The A-Team.

Ridley and Tony Scott plan to produce the film, which the studio wants in cinemas by June 11, 2010. So no pressure, then.

The A-Team has had a long and troubled history in development – John Singleton was the most recent director trying to wrangle it on to the screen.

Now Skip Woods is starting over with the script and Carnahan wants to be filming by this June, and the movie will switch the team’s origin from Vietnam to the Middle East. Watch the video below for more on their story:

The director seems convinced he can make it work: "You can make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun, and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film," Carnahan told Variety. "Having Ridley and Tony on board lends considerable weight to that and classes up the whole project."

Plus, he jumped at the chance to re-work one of his olf favourites: “This was a coveted property, and re-imagining a show that I remembered as a kid was tough to turn down. Fox hired me to make it as emotional, real and accessible as possible without cheesing it up."

Now we’re hoping the Carnahan curse - at least two films have collapsed since Narc – mixed with the A-Team’s troubles don’t derail things again.

[Source: Variety ]

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