Wednesday, August 15, 2007

ACTION MAN HAS NO FUCKING PLACE IN G.I.JOE MOVIE GODDAMMIT!!!

Word has leaked out about who will direct the live-action feature film version of G.I. Joe.

Stephen Sommers, the director behind Deep Rising, the first two Mummy films as well as Van Helsing, has been hired to helm the Lorenzo di Bonaventura production for Paramount-DreamWorks. The project will start immediately as studios are rushing many projects into production in advance of an expected industry strike that could last indefinitely. The filmmakers will mesh together two existing drafts by different screenwriters (Skip Woods' version and an earlier draft by the Four Brothers team of David Elliot & Paul Lovett).

The Mummy was a gem of a movie and Van Helsing while deeply flawed is acceptable nonsense are both proud members of my DVD collection, Deep Rising is something I enjoyed in the cinema and enjoy on TV when ever it's shown but The Mummy Returns was a turd. So unlike the flawless catalogue of Mike Bay, I'm not terribly excited Sommers.

What also upsets me is that they're still pushing the existing draft of Skip Woods script- the one with Action Man. ACTION MAN HAS NO FUCKING PLACE IN A G.I.JOE MOVIE GODDAMMIT!!! It appears Skip Wood’s origin aspects will be used alongside the Elliott/Lovett character storylines.

It's reported that: The producers are apparently keen on keeping the Action Man character in the film to make marketing of the film easier abroad including using that name for international territories to avoid any potential negative reactions that some parts of the world may have with the name G.I.Joe. The new GI Joe/Action Man team is expected to be made up of various individuals from around the world and will not be exclusively American or British. The characters will still be based from the original cartoons, toys and comics but with a globe-trotting flavor.

Okay, I understand the G.I.Joe name/issue, but back in the 1990's Hasbro renamed the Action Force brand to G.I.Joe because people were now completely familiar with G.I.Joe. So why the fuck don't they just call the bloody thing ACTION FORCE and leave Action Man alone. ACTION MAN HAS NO FUCKING PLACE IN G.I.JOE OR ACTION FORCE MOVIE GODDAMMIT!!!

The only good thing is that it appears at the moment that Jason Stratham is rumoured to appear as Action Man alongside Mark Wahlberg as Duke, but that's not enough to escape the fact that ACTION MAN HAS NO FUCKING PLACE IN G.I.JOE OR ACTION FORCE MOVIE GODDAMMIT!!!

Source: IGN, ISEB

3 comments:

Douglas Kastle said...

C'mon don't you want to see Stratham do the action man eyes when some one twiddles a knob behind his head. That if cinema gold right there!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Enough with the "knob twiddling" youngfella!

Seriously, ya know? the way this movie is going they're better off making it as if the characters are toys. There could be a string on Stratham's Back- "Send Out The Patrols" it would say when a 3.75 inch Mark Wahlberg yanks on it!

Billy K said...

Careful what you wish for or we'll be seeing the next Gerry Anderson "Megahit", although I suppose I wouldn't mind Frakes to direct! :D

Action man is officially a member of the Action force for quite a while now though isn't he?