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Actor Liam "Dark Man" Neeson is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to star in the developing big screen adaptation of "The A-Team".
Neeson would play 'Col. John "Hannibal" Smith' for director Joe "Narc" Carnahan, adapting the 1980's TV series.
Production will start in late August for a June 11, 2010 theatrical release.
Sir Ridley "Blade Runner" Scott will produce the film with Jules Daly and series co-creator Stephen J. Cannell. Ridley's brother Tony "Domino" Scott will executive produce for Scott Free.
Carnahan and Brian Bloom developed the screenplay by Skip "Wolverine" Woods.
The original TV series "The A-Team" was an action adventure about a group of ex-US Army Special Forces soldiers who work as mercenaries, while on the run from the military for a "crime they didn't commit".
Created by writer/producers Frank Lupo and Cannell (who also collaborated on the Vancouver-lensed "Wiseguy" and "Dirty Harry" knockoff "Hunter".)
The "A-Team" series ran for five seasons on NBC, January 23, 1983 to December 30, 1986 for a total of 98 episodes.
The name of the show is derived from "A-teams",a code word for the 'Operational Detachments Alpha (ODA), used by the US Army Special Forces for their 12-man direct operations teams...