- Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Patrick Wilson, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Gerald McRaney, Maury Sterling, Omari Hardwick, Brian Bloom, Terry Chen, C. Ernst Harth, Gardiner Millar, Raj Lal, Neil Schell, Rafael Pellerin, Marc-Anthony Massiah
- Director: Joe Carnahan
- Writers: Joe Carnahan, Brian Bloom, Skip Woods, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
- Producers: Stephen J. Cannell, Jules Daly, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Iain Smith, Alex Young
- Co Producer: Ross Fanger
- Art Direction: Helen Jarvis
- Castings: Heike Brandstatter, Coreen Mayrs, Mary Tricia Wood
- Costume Design: Betsy Heimann
- D.O.P.: Mauro Fiore
- Makeup: Norma Hill-Patton
- Music: Alan Silvestri
- Production Design: Charles Wood
- Set Decoration: Elizabeth Wilcox
- VFX Supervisor: Mike Vezina
Carnahan and the Scott brothers say they will use the original premise of the series as the template for an action film. In the original, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries.
The Middle East will replace Vietnam as the place the four did their tour of duty, but Carnahan said the origin story is the jumping-off point.
The original series, which ran from 1983-87 and starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, followed an unofficial team of Vietnam vets who will stop at nothing to get the bad guys. Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit, these four commandos escaped from a maximum-security stockade and now survive in the Los Angeles underground as soldiers of fortune.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Vancouver, Canada
- Production Companies: TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.
- Production Schedule: 14 September 2009 - 18 December 2009
Various people were considered for the key roles including Woody Harrelson and Ryan Reynolds for Murdock; Common, Ice Cube and The Game for BA Baracus; Bruce Willis for Hannibal; and Amber Heard and Olga Kurylenko for Sosa.
2010 Guide Analysis: "Looking to be one of the just plain outright fun films of the year, the somewhat corny but fan favourite 80's show looks to be getting a faithful modern translation thanks to writer/director Joe Carnahan. Despite a few initial hitches with John Singleton's departure and some early delays by the studio, things seem to have comfortably settled. The casting is spot on, reports from the set indicated things went smoothly (a few hiccups but nothing major), and the mid-June release slot is perfect timing as its a 'boys own' movie in a month likely to be dominated by "Twilight" talk."