The first official photo from the production of the new A-Team movie has been released, giving us a glimpse of the four leads. I'm not exactly what tone the film will take on, but if this picture gives any hint, the filmmakers will hopfully stick to the spirit of the TV series. They certainly have the looks to the characters down, slightly modernized, of course. The film stars Liam Neeson as Col John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, Sharlto Copley as Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as Sgt Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus.
This film will depend heavily on the camaraderie between the leads. If they succeed in that department, then half the work is done. It's been awhile since we've seen a decent buddy-cop type of film and this could definately fit the bill. While The A-Team isn't among my favorite shows of all-time, I have fond memories watching reruns of it when I was a kid. It had a great mix of comedy and action, something you don't see as often today. I'll be looking forward to viewing a trailer to see how this project develops. Right now, a June 11, 2010 release date has been set, so stay tuned for more updates.