Twentieth Century Fox has scheduled John Singleton's big screen remake of The A-Team for a June 12th, 2009 theatrical debut. Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the writing team responsible for the highly successful western remake, 3:10 to Yuma, and the upcoming film based on Mark Millar and J.G. Jones' Top Cow comic Wanted, are collaborating on the screenplay for the new A-Team film.
No casting announcements have been made yet for the new film, which Singleton has been developing for some time (see "Singleton Planning A-Team Revival"). Fox's choice of a mid-June release date indicates that the studio is planning to make this film a "tentpole" for its 2009 summer season. Fox's determination to make this film an event is certainly good news for any manufacturers seeking to revive the rich tradition of merchandise (action figures, vehicles, comics, etc.) inspired by the original A-Team TV series.