I’m surprised it took this long

Announced on Variety.com: a live-action G.I. Joe movie, to be released summer of 2009 and directed by Stephen Sommers.

Hasbro’s Goldner said that the mythology of G.I Joe was fleshed out during the 1980s through 155 issues of Marvel Comics, as well as an animated TV series. There are about 30 core characters, good and evil, that can be exploited in films.

"Marrying Steve’s vision with 25 years of this brand mythology feels like a great way to go forward," Goldner said.

While some remember the character from its gung-ho fighting man ’60s incarnation, he’s evolved. G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer in tone to "X-Men" and James Bond than a war film.

Brussels-based and more like an "X-Men" movie? I don’t know, sounds like it could be weird. I guess that’s what you’d expect from the guy who directed Van Helsing.

And I might be wrong, but reading over the Wikipedia G.I. Joe page, isn’t the "double-crossing Scottish arms dealer" Destro? If they don’t have Cobra Commander with the ultimate casting choice playing the role… man, I don’t know. (Next fun diversion: picking the ultimate cast for the movie.)

I guess the time is ripe for this sort of thing. But yeah, I’m surprised it took this long, though on the other hand, I remember seeing a live-action G.I. Joe movie back in 1994…


One Reply to “I’m surprised it took this long”

  1. GI Joe the movie is an insult to all Americans every where. Any person who participates in the movie should be considered a traitor to all uniformed personnel every where. GIJOE came about in WW2 when a U.S. military solider won the Medal of Honor. The name Government Issue Joe was formed. Every man and woman who server in the U.S. Military past and present is a Government Issue Joe. For paramount and Hasbro to take that from them and turn it more P.C. is a big slap in the face. Paramount and Hasbro are more worried they won’t make as much money globally if they make the movie about real American heroes. To add insult to injury cobra commander is an American CIA agent turned traitor and ends up running cobra. Talk about playing to the global crowed who hate Americans. Also as a member of the armed services there is now way the U.N. will EVER, NEVER run a true G.I. Joe team. I am calling for a boycott on the movie and all related items. If Hasbro and paramount are more worried about profits, then showing the world about REAL AMERICAN HEROS fighting terror where ever it may be. Then they don’t need American dollars to support it and the toy line they are in the works of changing to fit there new version of GIJOE. Global Intergraded Joint Operational Entity run buy the weaklings in the U.N.

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