Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson, Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson - There Is No Plan B

Mark Oakley 12/01/2010

Wow. When news that definitive 80s action series The A-Team was to hit the big screen, I was extremely dubious. Cinematic adaptations of television shows have a habit of being mind-numbingly shit (The Saint, Get Smart, The Dukes of Hazzard being three prime offenders). However, the recent Star Trek release did present a modicum of hope so I tried hard to keep the faith.

Snippets of information about The A-Team began to emerge as it transpired that Liam Neeson was to play Hannibal. That's right, Liam 'Qui Gon Jin' Neeson. Clearly the guy is a glutton for punishment. Making up the line-up are Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) as the man we all want to be - that's Face - District 9's Sharto Copley as Murdock and Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson (who he?) as B.A. Throw in the always lovely Jessica Biel and Watchmen's Patrick Wilson (presumably as the bad guy) and that's the main cast sorted.

And now we get to see most of them in action as the first trailer for the film has been spotted on the web. It's very fast, very loud, has far too many cuts for those prone to getting headaches and features a tank shooting at a plane. In mid air. Yup, it's shaping up to be a stupendously ridiculous movie.

Faith restored. I can't wait.