Monday, March 05, 2007

Mark Wahlberg in G.I.Joe Movie... Hang On, G.I.JOE MOVIE????!!!!

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a name you know (or should) know as the producer of the lacklustre yet visually stunning Constantine, the magnificent Doom movie and producing a little thing called Transformers. His latest film is Shooter where Mark Wahlberg plays a US Marine Sniper (I like it already) directed by Antoine (Training Day) Fuqua.

Anyhow during the press day for Shooter, di Bonaventura talked a little of his upcoming projects and who he has in mind to star! Suddenly he just fukin' came out and said says that he will:

start working on GI Joe immediately after they finish working on Transformers!!!!!

Plus! Mark Wahlberg practically confirmed he will play Duke. Holy Shitballs!!!

di Bonaventura said he'd want Wahlberg to play Duke and Wahlberg says: "You know what, I'll do whatever Lorenzo wants me to do; it really depends on the script, obviously, but it's a cool idea. He says it's going to be kick ass, so yeah. But he's already putting that out there, so who knows. He knows how to get me to say 'yes.'"

The movie will be (and should be for obvious reasons) set before the rise of COBRA organisation and should ideally be about General Flagg's formation of the team but should ultimately focus on how Cobra Commander came to be and created the "ruthless terrorist organisation determined to rule the world" (no matter how passe that may seem in modern dynamics). Other COBRA characters, such as Destro and Stormshadow, are being planned to be included in the film. As for who is on the JOE team, look for appearances by the team's main players, such as Hawk and Snake Eyes in addition to Duke.

I know for a fact that there's a lot more on this coming within the next few days- stay tuned.

Sources: IGN,

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