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G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« on: August 24, 2007, 08:46 AM »
Not necessarily a "superhero" movie, but the news this morning is that a G.I. Joe movie has been confirmed by Paramount, with a release in summer of 2009.  Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing, Mummy, Mummy Returns) has been attached to direct while Stuart Beattie (30 Days of Night, Collateral, Pirates: Curse of the Black Pearl) is on to write the script.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 09:06 AM »
It sounds like as far as the movie version of G.I. Joe is concerned, he will no longer be a "real American hero".

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 12:46 PM »
It sounds like as far as the movie version of G.I. Joe is concerned, he will no longer be a "real American hero".

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007, 01:45 PM »
Well, that's one movie I no longer need to see.  Here's the money quote:

"Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer in tone to X-Men and James Bond than a war film."

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 02:03 PM »
Well, that's one movie I no longer need to see.  Here's the money quote:

"Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer in tone to X-Men and James Bond than a war film."

 ::)  :P  >:(  :-[  ???

 ???  That just sounds so wrong....I guess it has to be "politically correct" in this day and age.....

.....but....remember how everybody hated absolutely everything about the TF movie - before they saw it?  I don't have high hopes for this flick, but you never know, and knowing is half the battle.   :D   ::)
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007, 02:04 PM »
"Variety offers this new description of the team: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer in tone to X-Men and James Bond than a war film."

 

And that's what really bothers me, because that's not what GI Joe is. GI Joe isn't some International S.H.I.E.L.D. esque organization, they're AMERICA's elite fighting force.

Now I'm not going to act like one of those douchebags that whines about my childhood being raped, but I can say that I just don't like the direction this film is going.

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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 02:53 PM »
Not a fan of G.I. Joe, but even i think that change sucks.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 08:38 AM »
I didn't know if this quite fit in the "Superhero/Comic" movie thread, but if it does please feel free to move it.  Anyways, a bit of casting news coming out the past couple of weeks for this movie, and I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread to discuss any news we might be hearing.  After the latest casting announcement, here's how things are shaping up so far:

Baroness: Sienna Miller
Snake-Eyes: Ray Park
Storm Shadow: Byeong-Heon Lee
Scarlett: Rachel Nichols

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 01:09 PM »


Huh.  I guess they coulda' done worse....
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 02:24 PM »
oooh....a new one!   Added her to  The Archives, along with several others that had been sitting in my photobucket.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 11:32 PM »
I'd be shocked if this thing doesn't tank.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2007, 01:34 AM »
I can't wait to see what they have in store for costume designs for this movie.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 01:45 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2007, 09:47 AM »
According to this article, a few more castings might be confirmed:

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Eko from LOST) - Heavy Duty
Said Taghmaoui - Breaker

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Re: G.I. Joe - The Movie (Live Action)
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2007, 10:21 AM »
Wayans in Joe?

That's....odd.  None of the Wayans brothers pop into mind when talking about casting Heavy Duty or Roadblock for that matter.  But, Roadblock was a humurous character and that part fits. 

Plus, can I just say, that shoehorning Heavy Duty into Roadblock's spot on the team still doesn't sit right with me.  I don't recall now, why did that happen anyway?  Anyone know?

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