2010 has been the year of the "ex-military heroes out to do good…or evil." With The Losers already having left the cineplex, The A-Team due out this Friday, and The Expendables arriving later in the summer, we've been inundated with rock 'em, sock 'em gub'ment agents turned rogue.We decided to take a closer look at how all our favorite groups of mercenaries (those that used to do government work, that is) are related to each other – in a sort of "on and off the silver screen" way.
Joe Carnahan's directing style (blowing things up punctuated by a character saying, "BOOM!," punctuated by boobs) has foolishly drawn the pity of Mr. T. The original B.A. Baracus saw an advance screening of The A-Team remake and was shocked by how graphic it is. T angrily yelled into a WENN reporter's tape recorder:"People die in the film and there's plenty of sex but when we did it, no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore. It was too graphic for me. I've no doubt it will do big business at the box office but it's nothing like the show we turned out every week." Haha. I don't know about you but that quote just sold me on seeing the movie. Mr. T is a natural born salesman whether he tries to be or not. **eats a heaping spoonful of stale Mr. T cereal from 1986**
Former G-Unit rapper The Game may be ready to join the A-Team according to this article from ComingSoon. The Joe Carnahan-directed reboot has yet to find it's B.A. Baracus with a number of names having been thrown into the ring so far. Common, Ice Cube, and "Rampage" Jackson have all come up in casting discussions. The Game is my favorite of these options. I feel like he could really bring to the screen the intimidating please-don't-kill-me vibe that this role needs (a lot more than Common anyway).But let's face the fact that no one will be able to fill Mr. T's shoes. Therefore they should just cast the man himself. He'd be willing to do it. Heck, he was willing to be in this picture.We're so happy together, you guys!Hate it or love it. It's the morning news…These pictures are Kick Ass. (/Film)There's a guy named Nimrod Antal. Also, he's directing the Predator reboot. (Latino Review)Asteroids: The Videgame is now Asteroids: The Movie (THR)Original cast still holding out the hope for a Goonies sequel. (SciFiWire)Alien Nation remake could be the next big thing. (io9)
Director: Joe Carnahan Cast: Bradley Cooper (Rumored), Common (Rumored) Synopsis: Four disgraced war veterans escape from military prison, deciding to become a mercenary group that does good deeds. Based on the popular 80s television show. Genre: Action Release Date: 2010