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The B-Team is your direct to video action star dream team flick!

Finally, the people get what that want! And what they want is all the classic direct to video action flick stars of the 80s and 90s teaming up in an Expendables-like film, but without that crazy idiot Chuck Norris. Enter…The B-Team! Yes, it is no longer just an insult that the General of the week uses when chasing The A-Team, but an actual film getting made in Papua New Guinea. Check out this lineup:

Cynthia Rothrock!!!

Don “The Dragon” Wilson!!!!

Michael Dudikoff!!

Jeff Speakman!!

Possibly other people!

As Don “The Dragon” Wilson sez:

“Those four positively, but since there’s a lot of bad guys and a lot of good guys in it, there’s room for anybody that’s going to be available,” Wilson continued. “They would only be in for a few days and then out. The ones I listed, we would have to be in New Guinea the entire six-week shoot but the other actors can come and go. There’s going to be plenty of action and the game plan is to get as many guys as we can get in. I literally know every one of them.”

One of the advantages to Wilson being in so many awesome flicks through the 80s and 90s is just who he knows, so I hope he calls in all sorts of favors! He specifically mentions Mark Dacascos, Richard Norton, Karen Sheperd, Billy Blanks, Jerry Trimble, and Loren Avedon. The names alone are giving me video store flashbacks! At one point Michael Jai White was attached as one of the leads, but it looks like he’s not in it any more.

Oddly enough, there is an “official” B-Team website set up by Papua New Guinea, though the website looks terrible, like 1994-era WWW terrible. But there is enough there to get a plot synopsis of what might be an older draft of the script (and outdated as Michael Jai White is listed in the cast)

Far from the excitement of Port Moresby in PNG, jettisoning skyward is the awe inspiring Volcanic Rim of Rabaul. This Ancient and beautiful place has an intriguing and tumultuous history. Deep in the jungle/forest near Rabaul’s base, a group of archeologist unearth a highly-developed, ancient civilization. Among the amazing relics found, a mysterious amulet is discovered that is believed to hold long forgotten technological secrets. Secrets that could threaten the welfare of the planet. This amulet had remained forever lost, until now.

When world powers learn of this discovery, rogue groups from around the world race to capture the amulet and its secrets. The amulet’s secrets would give the owner great power. The Prime Minister of PNG requests that the President of the United States send an elite team of Military operatives to return the amulet to its rightful place. Rising to the call for action, the President dispatches both an elite team and a backup team of action movie heroes (Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Michael Jai White, Cynthia Rothrock & more). They enter PNG under the guise of making an action film, when in reality; it is their mission to return the amulet. They are THE B-TEAM and this, is their story.

In order to keep up the facade that the B-TEAM Members Wilson, Rothrock and White are just shooting a movie, they bring their family members along as added cover. While the Team risks their lives; their families discover the extraordinary beauty and sites of PNG. Through various missions, chases, fights, streaks of good luck, streaks of bad luck and treks through the jungle (Shenanigans, etc.) The heroes get close to securing the amulet while appearing to be making a film. The elite team ends up serving as a distraction to the rouge groups, etc while the B-Team-ers make exceptional progress.

No word on if this will hit theaters or be strictly direct to video…
Don Wilson Cynthia Rothrock
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - August 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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