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No Pity, Not a Fool: A-Team Movie Gets a Writer

Variety says the long-in-development "A-Team" movie has landed a writer. Bruce Feirstein ("Goldeneye," "Tomorrow Never Dies") has been hired to adapt the TV antics of Hannibal, B.A., Face and Murdock for the big screen.

"A-Team" creator Stephen J. Cannell, who will produce the film, says the new "A-Team" will raise the dramtic stakes.

"Not to denigrate the TV show, but nobody ever died," Cannell tells Variety. "We drove cars off cliffs and people got out and walked away. We're not going to do that (in the movie). In this the tone is more dangerous -- you can really die. It's very tense and exciting."

Variety says the "tone" will be more in line with "Die Hard" and "Lethal Weapon," which both delivered shockingly realistic representations of injury, death and grief.

Original cast member Mr. T (B.A. Baracus) may appear in a cameo role. Further casting and production information has not been released.

For more "A-Team" news check out our pitiless spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on October 12, 2004 11:08 AM
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