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Stuart Beattie Tapped To Scribe GIJoe Movie

Reported by Jay Cochran - 2007.08.31

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 along with newly-named director, Stephen Sommers, and business-partner Bob Ducsay will be scribe Stuart Beattie.

The studio is looking to start production in February 2008.

"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.

Beattie's credits include "Collateral" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise."

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Wayne Sneeden
1:37 pm

Hey all- Just read on IESB that the Joes will be based out of the US. There is a link to the story on Joebattlelines daily news. Sorry if this was posted already, but this news has me a bit more excited about the movie. 
8:23 pm

Yeah, I read about this the other day. Have some faith in Beattie. Collateral was a good movie and so was the Pirates trilogy especially the first one. But does Beattie know Joe. It still sounds like they are going the PC route and downplaying the American side of G.I.Joe. My big hope is that... read more 
12:17 pm

Yeah, I read about this the other day. Have some faith in Beattie. [url=" (link) 
Rollo Tomassi
12:01 pm

Collateral was a good movie. That doesn't trump Steven "Van Helsing" Sommers destroying this movie with his abominable directing skills, but it's the first non-crap news I've heard since this whole debacle started. 
9:52 pm

yeah i posted this in the last movie thread, and everyone called BS, guess next time you listen punks! ha  
9:39 pm

why oh why is the hollywood industry killing the g.i.joe franchise.they could have at least waited until it became a huge hit like batman before they killed it off like shoemocker did. 
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