Sunday, November 04, 2007

More on G.I.Joe

Stuart Beattie’s script was turned in and Paramount are please with his revisions. Though there may be some polishing up to do, all indications are that the film will be everything that G.I.Joe fans have always wanted.

I have a few tidbits:
Like I said earlier, the Joe team, while still an international team, will be based in the United States.
The Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow story arch (Ninjas!!!!! Fuckin'-A!!) will be a main focal point and the “soul” of the film.
The villains are Destro and The Baroness (let us pray now that they'll get someone suitably hot to wear her leather yes?). Cobra Commander himself will have more of a “Emperor Palpatine”-like character arch. The Joes will be mainly facing a Cobra led by Destro and The Baroness (pictured).

But the main news is that Beattie has enlisted one of the staple groups of characters from the G.I. Joe comics and cartoons…the Dreadnoks. These mercenaries lead by the mysterious Zartan (and his brother and sister Zarana and Zandar) will be the hired muscle that Cobra will use in its day to day operations. Zartan is known for his martial arts ability as well as his mastery of disguise. Additionally, through genetic manipulation, Zartan is able to change the color of his skin to blend in with his surroundings. This is certainly more plausable than a fully uniformed Terrorist orginisation wreaking havoc upon the world I'm sure you'll agree.

No news on casting yet but I've heard George Clooney and Sam Worthington's named being bandied about. I'm sure we'll know all before filming starts February 13th 2008 for a 2009 release date for the $170m movie.

Source: ISEB, Variety


Constance said...

Let us pray.

Dear Lord,

We thank you for the bounty that is your wisdom in creating for us a movie about G.I. Joe. But Lord, we humbly ask that you please deliver unto your Holy Casting Agent an actress that is long of leg, firm of bottom, pert of breast and pouty of lip. And please, Lord, let her be both kick ass and smokin' hot.

And if you could something about the writer's strike, that would be awesome.


Anonymous said...

Constance, you called?

Major General Creedon said...

@ Constance: Thank you for your lovely prayer. It would almost make me want to return to church.

When the time comes please offer up something similar for Scarlett- she's the Joe's redhead :P

@ Civvy: "Ha! You are not God! The universe is not so badly designed!" Captain Picard to Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Anonymous said...

Lt.Col, just you wait until Judgment Day, Buddy!

Bruce Russell said...

Any chance that William 'Refrigerator' Perry will play himself?