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Cult | News | 13 October 2004

Big screen A-Team

Film featuring those Vietnam veterans will be "less cartoony".

Stephen J Cannell, co-producer of The A-Team movie, says that the film will be more serious than the programme he created.

In an interview with Variety, he said, "Not to denigrate the TV show, but nobody ever died.

"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."

James Bond screenwriter Bruce Feirstein is writing the script for the film, which will see a new cast playing the four Vietnam veterans who go on the run after escaping from a US military prison.

The series, which ran from 1983 to 1987, starred George Peppard as Hannibal, Mr T as BA Baracus, Dirk Benedict as Faceman Peck and Dwight Schultz as Howling Mad Murdock.

Cannell would love Mr T to return in a cameo role. He told Variety: "Mr T and I had lunch last week, and I'd really like to have him in the movie, although we haven't begun casting.

"I always think it's nice to see the stars of the old show in cameo roles in the movie."

Who could play BA Baracus? Are there any bling bling actors out there with a fear of flying?

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