A-Team and Invictus Posters

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 4:25 PM

As no TV show, movie, book, video game or comic is safe from the clutches of Hollywood executives looking to turn a buck from a big screen adaptation or reboot (Star Trek) there has been a huge amount of interest regarding those properties which get earmarked for a big screen outing.

I'm sure most people have either seen or heard of the A-Team made popular through the hit TV show The A-Team which gave us Mr. T and through various pop culture references via TV shows like Family Guy and Robot Chicken. Now the show is getting a big screen adaptation which sees the former special forces team framed for a crime they didn't commit and needing to stay one step ahead of the law so they can clear there names. The new A-Team movie stars Liam Neeson as Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck, Sharlto Copley as Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock and Quinton Jackson as Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus. The first proper look at the new team was released the other day and they certainly look the part, with the teams iconic van in the background and Neeson smoking a cigar as "Hannibal" but Jackson looks kind of odd as "B.A.", I really think the hair doesn't suit him. A-Team is released in 2010.

Another film which is being adapted from an existing property is Clint Eastwood's Invictus. Based on the book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation the film sees Morgan Freeman starring as South African leader Nelson Mandela who is attempting to get the 1995 Rugby World Cup to be staged in his country so a nation that has been ripped apart by apartheid can have a chance to reconcile itself through sport. Matt Damon plays the captain of the South African rugby team Francois Pienaar. A new poster for the film has been released which details its release date as December the 11th 2009. Damon looks odd at first with his blonde hair and rather white teeth in the poster while the South African accent will probably be a challenge. On the other hand I have no doubts in Freeman's ability to play Mandela.



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