Just doesn’t have the same ring to it that Go Joe! does, but I’m sure we’ll get over that once Stuart Beattie turns in his script for Paramount Pictures G.I. Joe flick.
Studio has fast-tracked the Stephen Sommers-helmed “G.I. Joe” in the wake of the success of Paramount/DreamWorks’ “Transformers,” which is also based on a Hasbro toy line.
Great, just what we need, a huge phenomenon of rushed films based on Hasbo toys. What’s next, Candy Land: The Movie? The Magical Adventures of Furby? Go Go Gloworm?
Story is set at Brussels-based G.I.J.O.E., an acronym for the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, and revolves around an international co-ed force of operatives who use high-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil org headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer.
I really hope we get to see some Cobra Commandos bite the dust in this flick, instead of parachuting to safety all the time. The movie is expected to go into prepro this fall, with a summer 2009 release date.
Geeeee Eyeeee Joooooooooooeeeeee!