I really have serious doubts about what is going on in the minds of H’wood these days.Â If they aren’t hacking a property to death with an unedning array of sequels, the studios are rebooting franchises, or remaking movies ad nauseum.Â What happened to the days of original flicks?
The latest set of movies in active development are from Ridley and Tony Scott who are producing a prequel to the classic Alien film, as well as The A-Team, based on the NBC television series.Â The producers swear up and down that the Alien movie is not a remake, but rather a prequel to the first Alien movie, which might be kind of interesting, but after the AvP series, I think both of those franchises might want to give it a rest.
As far as the A-Team goes, this version features
a group of Iraq vets wanted by the U.S. military for a crime they didn’t commit. Their adventures combine helping the innocent while running from the law. Story has been given a modern twist by involving oil tycoons and laser technology.
The A-Team arrives June 11, 2010.Â I’m not too sure about oil tycoons and lasers, but if it has a scene involving buttermilk and an airplane, I’m sure it will pack ’em in.
via Production Weekly