GO JOE! ok, sgt. slaughter (the WWF wrestler) needs to play himself in the movie. dwayne "the serious actor" johnson will get Duke, famke jannsen gets Scarlet and ving rhames as Roadblock. what are they gonna do in terms of the red and blue lasers that never hit anyone being substituted for actual bullets? I wonder if anyone except random cobra foot soldiers will die. Oh, and best character ever: Snake Eyes. I hope cobra comander turns into a giant snake like in the animated version.
Oct 31 - 06:53 AM
The fact that Summers may also have George Clooney as the lead has already made it a credible movie. I'm hoping that G.I. Joe is a huge hit if for no other reason than to encourage a studio to finally turn Sgt. Rock into a movie.
Oct 31 - 07:01 AM
This is the kind of material that is tailor made for Michael Bay who, with Transformers, has made the best military recruitment commercial ever. Perhaps it was because of bad timing but after the success of Transformers I would've liked to see Bay typecasted as a 80s cartoon-based films director and I woul've given him GIJoe, followed by Thundercats. Sommers is very "meh", at least when one looks at his works so far. The Mummy films are a pale copy of Indiana Jones movies. But to have a true opinion on this project I will need to read some of the script though. Personnally I'd like to see a film version of the first 5 episodes miniseries of the first season of GIJoe, the series in which the third or fourth episode involves the team going underwater and having to fight giant sea snakes. That was awesome. ;)
Oct 31 - 07:15 AM
Heh, dracus... George Clooney was also the lead in Batman & Robin, and that was just dreadful.
Oct 31 - 07:44 AM
Good point jacog, but no one could have survived Batman and Robin. I was thinking along the lines of Peacemaker when I heard that Clooney has offered to play the lead in G'I. Joe (of which I'm not a fan). I just think that a successful G.I.Joe movie would pave the way for Sgt. Rock which would make for a better franchise than G.I. Joe with the renewed interest in WW II. Picture Vin Diesel as Rock.
Oct 31 - 12:37 PM
The problem with GI Joe is it isn't anything unique. It's essentially a military movie that is no different than any other military movie. Yes it will have Cobra and the same character names but that's the only unique characteristic about it. Transformers worked (mostly) because it had something different to offer. To me GI Joe is just another military movie cashing in on the born-in-the-80's 20 somethings.
Oct 31 - 07:49 AM
You've got a lot of faith in Bay, Astrocreep. Me, I'm holding out for the Transformers sequel.
Oct 31 - 08:24 AM
Gosh, I wish Arnold Schwarzenegger was still young...
Oct 31 - 08:29 AM
i know this movie is going to suck... and knowing is half the battle
Oct 31 - 08:46 AM
170 million?!? i love my action figures and the cartoon as much as the next guy, but sheesh. it seems that you could actually start your own military with that kinda scratch.
but on the movie note, i would love to see it if they went no CGI, real hardware, real explosions, stuntmen, the whole nine yards, but with the helmer of the mummy movies on board i'm not holding out hope.
Oct 31 - 08:48 AM
It's gonna blow. Gimmie a break.....G.I. Joe? Invest the money into the Halo project, so we all can see a good movie.
Oct 31 - 09:24 AM
I like Stephen Sommers for his original and good Mummy movie.
I hope he learned his lesson from Van Helsing, easy on the CGI!
Stuart Beattle wrote Collateral so the guy has definite skills.
But $170 million budget seems ridiculous. I know Sommers is a big budget director now but it seems stupid to invest a cent above $100 million on a dated property like GI JOE.
Oct 31 - 12:18 PM
"...another potentially lucrative film franchise a la Transformers."Wow. Really? I don't foresee G.I. Joe being anywhere *near* as popular as Transformers was/is.... Makes me laugh.
Oct 31 - 12:53 PM
yessssssssssssssssssss there are going to make a g.i. joe movie
Oct 31 - 01:51 PM
I wish Arnold Schwarzenegger was still young...i agree
Oct 31 - 02:45 PM
Yes finally. Hopefully they get a good cast and a decent story. Not that god awful G.I. Joe Movie plot either. God was that hard to sit through as an adult.
Oct 31 - 03:19 PM
Yo Joe!!!!!!!!!!!I hope Serpentor is in it.
Oct 31 - 03:20 PM
Sure to be this generation's "Patton."
Oct 31 - 03:28 PM
George Clooney?!?!?! HAHAHAHA!! Are these guys serious? Like Clooney will get within 500 feet of this POS. Hell, he probably won't even glance at the script without gloves on. This movie will absolutely blow chunks. While we are dreaming, let's get Denzel as RoadBlock, Jet Li as Storm Shadow, and Bruce Willis as anyone. Man the hype machine is out of it's MIND.dahluzz - I can't believe you remember the lasers. Bravo!
Oct 31 - 04:26 PM
Apperennt Taran72, Clooney's not only considering to star in G.I. Jo, he has dropped out of the movie he was supposed to shoot next so he could play the role of Duke. Apparently he's just looking to have fun in a summer blockbuster.
Nov 1 - 10:50 AM
they could end up making a very fun and gory and violent R-rated GI Joe movie.....
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