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Stephen Sommers Back On GIJoe

Reported by Jay Cochran - 10:18 PM 2007.08.23
Source: Variety

Riding the wave generated by "Transformers" success, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro's Brian Goldner will produce a G.I. Joe live-action movie scheduled for release in 2009. Joining the production team is newly-named director, Stephen Sommers, and business-partner Bob Ducsay.

The film will have a cast of approximately 30 core, characters, good and evil to use during development. These characters were first introduced during the 1980's through an animated TV series and 155 issues of Marvel Comics. Hasbro is excited as they unite Sommer's vision for the property with 25 years of G.I. Joe history.

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


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Doom Saber
2007-09-02
12:54 pm

[quote name='DPrime' post='16378659' date='Aug 27 2007, 12:51 PM']I would think it's more offensive, to be quite honest. Delta Force IS an actual US special forces unit. I have a much bigger problem with Hollywood rewriting history (like the above mentioned U-571, or The Patriot) than rewrit... read more 
Doom Saber
2007-09-02
12:44 pm

Personally, I will wait a year to see how far the movie been developed before I make personal opinions about it. I mean this is Transformers the Live Action movie all over again. I think another reason they opted with the global concept is because Gi joe in the '80s was written as a militar... read more 
Viper Hunter
2007-08-27
9:50 pm

Pulled this from wikipedia... [b]Prior to G.I. Joe's relaunch in 1982, Larry Hama was developing an idea for a new comic book (to be called Fury Force) which he was hoping would be an ongoing series for Marvel Comics. The original premise had the son of S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury assembli... read more 
DPrime
2007-08-27
7:51 pm

[quote name='Viper Hunter' post='16378628' date='Aug 27 2007, 12:00 PM'][quote name='JohnnyRebel' post='16378455' date='Aug 27 2007, 01:18 AM'][quote name='Viper Hunter' post='16378404' date='Aug 26 2007, 09:35 PM']I won't feel better until I hear the whole things been dropped! ... read more 
Viper Hunter
2007-08-27
7:00 pm

[quote name='JohnnyRebel' post='16378455' date='Aug 27 2007, 01:18 AM'][quote name='Viper Hunter' post='16378404' date='Aug 26 2007, 09:35 PM']I won't feel better until I hear the whole things been dropped! Besides...how is stealing Delta Force any LESS offensive than stealing... read more 
GGPiKE
2007-08-27
2:24 pm

[quote name='eleavitt2000' post='16378468' date='Aug 27 2007, 02:08 AM']Also, what's with this new-fangled idea going back to Batman (1989) that the super-villain needed to be killed? Every superhero movie has the number-one bad-guy being killed or destroyed. Can't Bat-Man or Spider-ma... read more 
eleavitt2000
2007-08-27
6:08 am

The problem with G.I.Joe is how to make it fun and relevant to a mass audience. No matter what, the small fan community for G.I.Joe will find things to complain about, no matter how small. I don't see how to make a team of soldiers fighting a terrorist group interesting or relevant and sti... read more 
JohnnyRebel
2007-08-27
5:18 am

[quote name='Viper Hunter' post='16378404' date='Aug 26 2007, 09:35 PM']I won't feel better until I hear the whole things been dropped!  
Viper Hunter
2007-08-27
2:35 am

I won't feel better until I hear the whole things been dropped!  
GGPiKE
2007-08-27
1:59 am

[quote name='DPrime' post='16378377' date='Aug 26 2007, 09:17 PM'][quote name='GGPiKE' post='16378376' date='Aug 26 2007, 06:02 PM'][quote name='Jeff' post='16378373' date='Aug 26 2007, 08:36 PM'][quote name='Ccav' post='16378370' date='Aug 27 2007, 12:30 AM']stop bickering,besides, ... read more 
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