Fox Plans A-Team Remake

Mark your calendars: The A-Team, set for release by 20th Century Fox, has lined up a director and producer in anticipation of a 2010 tent-pole summer date. Variety reports Joe Carnahan will direct and Ridley Scott will produce the film remake centering around four veterans from the Middle East (a stand-in for the original Vietnam) who escape from prison and become do-gooders. "You can ... make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film," said director Joe Carnahan. We'll see about that.