Sunday, February 08, 2009

G.I.Joe: The Rise Of Cobra Update

Well by now you've all see the Superbowl promo and are waiting in breathless anticipation for G.I.Joe this summer.

I'm delighted to announce that bog-standard 'coming soon' title card has been removed and the official site has been given a massive update since Sunday.

Also, images of the G.I.Joe: Rise Of Cobra Action Figures have surfaced [and quickly removed at the request of Hasbro] but I have one of Breaker. I'd imagine from the pictures of the figures that there will be one version of the G.I.Joe team in their gray-camo BDUs and another in the Delta Accelerator Suits they've been wearing in the promo posters. I also suspect [knowing Hasbro] that they'll produce characters that have 10 seconds of screen time or one line of dialog [if any].

In an associated lighthearted story: Sienna Miller had been circulating a story that Director Steven Sommers had her wear rubber breasts to be The Baroness. Sommers in interviews later rejected this notion - "I'm gonna be honest, I like girls with big boobs... Everybody here laughed because they know I would NEVER say that to an actress. I guess the costume department gave her a tight fitting bra, but no one gave her rubber breasts or whatever. It is 100 percent Sienna Miller."

Sommers also describes his vision for G.I.Joe was partly inspired by the Sean Connery-era James Bond movies. "I always loved the old Bonds," he says. "It's funny now how Bond wants to be Bourne. I loved Quantum of Solace, but it was like, man, this is a completely different movie to the Bonds I grew up with. In a very contemporary way, G.I. Joe is inspired by the memory of the kind of movies I saw when I was younger. I remember being in the theater for Thunderball and the big underwater battle at the end of that movie just blew my socks off. In G.I. Joe, there's an underwater battle under the polar icecap that's Thunderball times 10!"

Source: Hollywood Insider, ISEB, Hisstank

9 comments:

Constance said...

Sommers is an idiot.

First of all: No woman would refer to any kind of temporary enhancement as "Rubber Breasts" unless she was going for the comedy angle.

Secondly: A tight fitting bra's effect is to make the wearer cranky and the wearer's appearance lumpy. In a bad way.

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, Your knowledge of tight fitting ladies accoutrements is truly impressive.

Constance said...

Yes, Civvy, it is. I am an impressive authority on all things boobular.

Bruce Russell said...

What I want to know is this: how many of the new figures will feature either "kung-fu grip" or "action grip"?

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, Touché. ;)

Colonel Creedon said...

@ Constance: No! Sommers is a visionary director and Miller is a stupid bint who often bites the hand that feeds her. There's been previous examples of her making shit up about production staff and co-stars. She does it for attention and the media are stupid enough to give it to her.

@ Bruce: The "kung-fu grip" which arrived in 1974 [for you, but was actually invented by Palitoy for Action Man] has been a feature of all the 12-inch figures since that era. They stopped using the term in the 80's. Action Grip or "Swivel arm battle grip" have been staple points of the 3.75-inch figures from the get go. As well they no longer use the term in marketing as it's assumed all figures have the feature by default - as does practically every other toy action figure on the planet :)

Bruce Russell said...

Well, now I know, and knowing is . . . some percentage of the battle that escapes me right now . . .

Constance said...

Good one, Bruce.

Hey Creedon, weren't you like, super psyched for her to play that part? And you posted all kindsa photos of her? And now you've turned on her???? Cast her aside because you've got no use for her????

Colonel Creedon said...

@ Constance: Oh on screen she'll be awesome, I know it. It's just that offscreen she doesn't know her place...