I just got a nostalgia head rush. It’s an approximate feeling to the “brain freeze” that occurs when you eat ice cream too fast, only difference being that it’s accompanied by an excitable feeling of youthful exuberance and a slightly tingly feeling in your gut. That’s the feeling I got from the first trailer for the upcoming A-Team. Leaked online at a Canadian newspaper site, it was first noticed by The Film Stage who then uploaded it to their Vimeo site so that it could be viewed by U.S. readers.
And it’s all there: The opening narrative (if you can find them, then maybe you can hire…), the swelling music, the oh-so-familiar theme song, and yes, they even have the black van. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the show when it was first on, I must confess that half-way through the trailer I was humming along with the theme song.
Directed by Joe Carnahan (Smokin Aces, Narc), the film stars Liam Neeson (Taken) as Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) as Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck, and Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The A-Team hits theaters on June 11th.