First we saw the van … then we saw the Face … and now we get to see the entire new version of The A-Team assembled and hard at work in Vancouver, BC filming scenes for the new movie based on the classic 80′s TV series of the same name. Here is a group shot of The A-Team (Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck, Col. John Hannibal Smith, Capt. Howling Mad Murdock and Sgt. Bosco B.A. Baracus) as portrayed by actors Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Rampage Jackson:
I will say this about this new remake, the folks in charge did an excellent job with casting. Bradley Cooper is the perfect Faceman and Sharlto Copley (from District 9) is the perfect rising star to plug into an action/adventure movie of this size. I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve seen thus far … so far, so good. After the jump, check out individual photos of each member of the new A-Team elsewhere on the set … More »
Bradley Cooper, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson report for duty
Last weekend we got our first look at the set of the upcoming movie version of the 80′s action TV series The A-Team and today we get to see a few more pics from the set … including a photo of Bradley Cooper who has been cast to play prettyboy Lt. Templeton Faceman Peck and a promo pic of Quinton Rampage Jackson, who has been cast as the new Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus … behold:
A helicopter and the infamous black van feature in some of the first pics from the new A-Team film. The remake, which is being filmed in Canada, has just started filming after the final cast members were added last week. Jessica Biel, 27, is to be the leading lady in the feature, which has been adapted from the hit 80s TV series. She is joined by Liam Neeson, 57, who plays Hannibal, Bradley Cooper, 34 (Face), Sharlto Copley, 35 (Murdoch), Patrick Wilson, 36 (A CIA operative), and UFC fighter Quinton Jackson, 31 (B.A. Baracus). In the pictures, taken on the film’s Canadian set, we see the classic GMC van which was used in the 1980s programme. It was the A-Team’s main mode of transport, which they often transformed into an armoured vehicle using makeshift tools and materials which they always conveniently came across in times of need. In another picture Quinton Jackson can be seen inside a helicopter, which appears to be some kind of emergency vehicle. Fans of the original show are likely to be slightly miffed at seeing his character, B.A., flying – as one of the show’s running jokes was that he had a fear of flying. Other members of the team would come up with inventive ways to knock him out (such as a carton of milk laced with drugs), in order to get him onto a plane, usually preceeded by his catchphrase ‘I ain’t gettin’ on no plane, fool’.
Man … there really is no replacement for Mr. T but I’m sure this Rampage fellow will do a fine job. I like that they updated B.A. Baracus‘s jewelry … tho, I do kinda miss all those gold chains. As I’ve mentioned before, all these movie remakes are gettin’ kinda old but since I didn’t really watch the show when it aired in the 80′s, I don’t think I’d mind seeing it adapted for the big screen in modern times. Bradley Cooper will make a great Faceman in the flick. Looks fun!
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Earlier this week we saw photos of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes jogging the streets of Boston, MA together because the couple have temporarily relocated there so that Tom could begin work on his new film Knight and Day. Today we get to see the first photos of Tom filming scenes for the movie with his co-star Cameron Diaz. I understand that Knight and Day tells the tale of a woman (Diaz) unaware that when she meets a man (Cruise) on a blind date that he is a federal agent involved in a secret operation to protect what could be an infinite source of energy … or some shizz like that. Um, Cam … look at what your blind date is wearing. A ball cap, sunglasses and nondescript clothing … HELLO! An ensemble like that just screams “federal agent involved in a secret operation to protect what could be an infinite source of energy”:
Um … yeah, I dunno who they are trying to fool by passing off this movie description as an accurate representation of the film cuz … by the looks of these photos, it seems to me that Tom and Cameron are filming a movie about how Tom and Katie Holmes met, “fell in love” and got married. Meh. If Knight and Day really turns out to be about a federal agent … blah blah blah … then I’ll surely take a pass. BUT, if Cruise ever really wanted to make a film portraying the real way he managed to
brainwash finagle Katie into marrying him then I’d be the first person in line to see it.
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Sexy pics comin' your way
LA Times photographer David Strick was granted access to the Vancouver, BC set of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and was able to snap some pretty fantastic photos. Here is but one of the fab photos Strick managed to snap of shirtless Twilight star Taylor Lautner for the LA Times‘ Hollywood Backlot … behold:
Oh, the squeals of delight are in the air again. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” will be released on November 20, and tickets are selling quickly … way in advance! Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner return to the supernatural world of vampires and werewolves in this sequel to the uber popular “Twilight.” David Strick was on the set about 15-20 minutes outside of Vancouver as director Chris Weitz and the cast and crew shot scenes late at night, in a very chilly Capilano Park Forest, until at least 4 a.m.
Oh people … there is MUCH more where this came from. Not only was Strick able to snap more hawt photos of shirtless Lautner but he also managed to shoot a few cool-looking photos of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as well — but honesty, it’s the shirtless snaps that are the real draw. After the jump, check out a few more photos … More »
Looks good doing so, too
When last we saw photos of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he was lookin’ all slick and shizz on the SoCal set of his new movie Inception. Today we get to see a few more pics of JGL on the Inception set lookin’ all hawt again as he preps to shoot a big scene … behold:
It would appear that these photos were snapped in the early AM cuz JGL looks a little sleepy but I’m sure he’ll be up and at ‘em in no time. Makin’ movies may be a difficult task for some folks but clearly it ain’t no thang for JGL.
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Pilfering the 80's again
Here are the first photos snapped on the Canadian set of the movie version of the 80′s TV show The A-Team. To my knowledge, there are still a few key roles to be cast in the film but it looks like production on the film is already underway. Check out the 2010 version of the classic A-Team van:
While the new Karate Kid movie is a remake of the original film, there has never been a movie version of The A-Team. As a kid, I didn’t really watch The A-Team, even tho I was well aware that Mr. T was the break-out star of the show. I guess I don’t have the same affinity for The A-Team like I do for The Karate Kid so I don’t mind the idea of a new movie version so much. I’m very curious to see who they actual sign on to portray The A-Team characters … I think this movie will be judged on casting before the thing even gets made. If they don’t get the B. A. Baracus character right, there ain’t no hope for the movie. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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Flip the script
Welp, it looks like another beloved movie from the 1980′s has been pilfered and repackaged for rerelease to a new generation of viewers … The Karate Kid remake film has begun production and will feature Jackie Chan in the “Mr. Miyagi” role and Jaden Pinkett-Smitt (son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) will take on the Daniel LaRusso role. In this remake, the young karate student movies to Beijing, China and he studies under his sensei in order to learn how to protect himself from bullies … not exactly the storyline of the original film but it will have the same Karate Kid name. Here are a few photos of Chan and the young Pinkett-Smith filming scenes for the remake:
The first pictures from the set of “Kung Fu Kid”, a loose remake to 1984 hit “The Karate Kid”, have surfaced. Put out by Spoiler TV, the set photos center their attention to two of its major characters, Jaden Smith’s Dre and his Kung Fu mentor, Jackie Chan’s Mr. Han. The series of images capture the two shooting for training sequence on a misty dock. In this updated version of “Karate Kid”, Jaden takes the role of a boy who moves to Beijing with his mother. There, he’ll encounter a bully situation similar to what Daniel LaRusso, the main character in “Karate Kid” faced. Learning how to stand up for himself, the teenager gets a helping hand from an eccentric mentor. “Kung Fu Kid” is in production under the direction of helmer Harald Zwart. Screenwriter Steven Conrad has been hired to work on Chris Murphy’s script. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star Taraji P. Henson stars as Dre’s mother. Produced by Jaden’s father, Will Smith, this drama film is scheduled to be released in U.S. on June 11, 2010.
While I suppose it’s commendable that the remake has been changed a bit from the original, I can’t help but feel that there are just too damn many remakes coming out these days. It’s as if every original idea has been exhausted and there is nowhere left to look for new films than to films that have already been made. I LOVE the original Karate Kid … even tho it’s hella cheesy to watch now … there is something about the original that seems almost holy. I can’t believe that this remake will surpass the original. It’s a cute idea but I don’t know that I’m at all interested in seeing the final product. What do y’all think … will you pay up to see this Karate Kid remake?
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ATTENTION: SPOILER ALERT WARNING
Here are a couple of cute pics of actress Sarah Jessica Parker all dolled up in a pretty green dress earlier today on the NYC set of the sequel film Sex and the City 2 which has been filming around Manhattan for the past couple of weeks:
Clearly, SJP‘s character Carrie Bradshaw is all glammed up for an extra special event … BUT I have two more photos to share that are DEFINITELY MAYBE storyline spoilers for SaTC 2. I will tease that Kim Cattrall features in the next set of photos but YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM if you don’t want to risk having the SaTC 2 storyline spoiled. Those of you who are too curious not to look, check out the photos after the jump … More »
Filming continues on the Vancouver, BC set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and today we get to see a few photos of Peter Facinelli, the daddy vampire of the Cullen family, hanging out with Chaske Spencer, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Bronson Pelletier who make up the werewolf pack that is featured in both Eclipse and New Moon. In case you are unaware, Facinelli is the one who is practically glowing in the dark in these photos:
Since all the wolves are wearing matching robes, methinks they are shooting a shirtless scene and are all covered up in between takes. It’s been a long while since I’ve read Eclipse so I don’t really recall what part of the story this is but … I’m sure it’ll all come together in the end. These are fun pics and all but I think I’d much rather see more pics of Twilight star Kellan Lutz in the gym.
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Back in Black
Principal filming has begun here in NYC on the sequel film Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps which continues the tale of intrigue and greed which began in the film Wall Street released back in 1987. Shia LaBeof stars as Jacob (who will, undoubted, get in over his head as he gets lured to the darkside of Wall Street greed) in this new sequel and he and costar Carey Mulligan were spotted filming scenes for the flick on the streets of Manhattan earlier today … behold:
It looks like the short hiatus that Shia enjoyed after he wrapped his last film is over and he is back in action on this new film. It’s encouraging to see that he has no qualms about shooting action scenes like this, especially considering the injury he suffered to his hand in his car accident back in the Summer of ’08 will never be repaired. I dunno that I’d be so willing to get back on the horse, or motorcycle as it were, after being injured but … he’s a pro. Truth be told, I had zero interest in the first Wall Street film so I doubt I’ll be seeing part 2 but good for Shia for getting back into the swing of things again. Do we like him in the leather?
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