Hollywood Plans 'The A-Team' Movie

Friday, February 9th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forget about Lecter — another Hannibal may soon be chewing up movie screens.

Fox 2000 Pictures is planning a film adaptation of the 1980s TV action series ``The A-Team,'' which starred George Peppard as cigar-chomping vigilante John ``Hannibal'' Smith.

Series creator Stephen J. Cannell plans to produce the movie, Variety reported this week.

Screenwriter Kevin Brodbin, who also wrote ``The Glimmer Man,'' has agreed to write the screenplay.

Casting for the film remained uncertain.

In the series, Hannibal led a group of renegade military operatives who went on the lam after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. The so-called A-Team traveled the country righting wrongs and fighting bad guys as they fled law enforcement.

Mohawked tough-guy Mr. T also starred in the show as ``B.A.'' Baracus — a demolitions expert whose nickname stood for ``Bad Attitude.''

The show ran on NBC from 1983-87.