The Morning Report – Weekend Round-up

The first official picture of the new A-Team has been released.

The A-Team

The line-up features Bradley Cooper as Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as Sgt. “B.A.” Baracus, Sharlto Copley as Capt. “Howling Mad” Murdock, and Liam Neeson as John “Hannibal” Smith. The new A-Team movie will be directed by Narc and Smoking Aces helmer Joe Carnahan, and also stars Jessica Biel. The movie will hit cinemas on June 11th 2010.


Just a few days after it was reported that Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy have been approached to star in George Miller’s fourth Mad Max movie, news emerged in The Daily Telegraph that production on the film will start immediately and that filming will take place in Sydney and around New South Wales. According to the newspapers sources a lot of the work will be done at Redfern’s CarriageWorks and 30 weeks of filming will take place in Broken Hill.

Miller said: “The production agreements have been a long time in the making and Premier Rees and his team have worked like Trojans to ensure this substantial investment comes into this country. Not only does it help fuel the local economy but it means many talented people get a chance to practice their craft and lift their skills.”

CarriageWorks will be used for the development work for the film, as well as working on a sequel to Happy Feet.

Filming is expected to start next year, and it is estimated the whole project will take two-and-a-half years from pre-production to screen. So expect to see something in the cinema Summer 2012.


Doc SavageReports from Ain’t It Cool News is that Star Trek and Transformers scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are set to produce the adaptation of the Doc Savage comics.

Doc Savage is a heroic-adventure character originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. He appeared in several other media formats, including radio, film, and comic books, with his adventures reprinted for modern-day audiences in series of paperback books.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black is set to write the script. Black is currently preparing to write the script but he has decided that Doc Savage needs to have his Fabulous Five (Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett “Monk” Mayfair, an industrial chemist; Brigadier General Theodore Marley “Ham” Brooks, an accomplished attorney; Colonel John “Renny” Renwick, a construction engineer; Major Thomas J. “Long Tom” Roberts, an electrical engineer; and William Harper “Johnny” Littlejohn, an archaeologist and geologist). The plot is reported to be an original Doc Savage story that attempts to encapsulate the feeling of the whole collection of Lester Dent’s work.

The Doc still has a strong following and most are excited by this news.


Daniel CraigDaniel Craig has let slip that James Bond 23 will start filming at the end of 2010. The star was asked about the next JB film as he left A Steady Rain, a Broadway play in which he is currently performing alongside Wolverine star Hugh Jackman.

This will be Craigs third 007 installment with his previous two films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, earning $594 million and $586 million, respectively, at the box office.

Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are writing the script for the 23rd film, which does not have a director attached as of yet.