you may have checked out my casting experiment over the last few weeks, and i'm sure you'll be pleased - nay - ecstatic to know that there are plenty more to battle through. in the meantime i thought i'd share this little bad-boy with you; and then we can get silly-excited together:
to save you time that's:
(gangs of new york, batman begins, star wars: the phantom menace)
- bradley cooper as lt. templeton 'faceman' peck
(the hangover, wedding crashers, he's just not that into you)
- quinton 'rampage' jackson as sgt. bosco 'b.a.' baracus
(ultimate fighting championship fighter, the midnight meat train)
- sharlto copley as capt. 'howling mad' murdock
(the guy from district 9! who's great)
it's also going to be directed by joe carnahan. a name you probably don't know, but he directed smokin' aces and narc. not completely unacceptable films. carnahan said this about the project:
“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… This was a coveted property, and reimagining a show that I remembered as a kid was tough to turn down. Fox hired me to make it as emotional, real and accessible as possible without cheesing it up.”
and producer ridley scott (yes, i know!) says it's going to be in the same vein as the die hard films. which is such lovely news i could barf.
now, all this means nothing in the real world. the most telling clue about whether this re-imagining is being tackled with the correct attitude, is how they are casting the real star of the 80's show:
even though they're putting jessica biel (little miss average) in, i've totally forgiven them. because look:
it's the same! yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!
oh god, i'm excited. feel free to judge me.