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Tribal Warfare
03-29-2008, 01:22 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-03-20-gi-joe-preview_N.htm


First look: 'G.I. Joe' aims to bridge eras of toy, TV fansBy Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY
Say hello to Snake Eyes just don't expect him to say anything back.
This is the first character reveal from next August's G.I. Joe movie the mute, faceless, black-clad ninja commando, among the most famous of the good guys from the 1980s incarnation of the decades-old Hasbro toy line.
Just as Paramount breathed new life into the Transformers franchise last summer, the studio is hoping to do the same to this sci-fi soldier series about a team of military experts battling the villainous Cobra organization.
G.I. Joe refers to the team, not any one person, and Snake Eyes is its mysterious lone wolf. In the movie, shooting now and set for August 2009, this fearsome figure is played by Ray Park (Darth Maul in the first Star Wars prequel).
"He's the world's greatest ninja, but he's also next-generation. He's not afraid to use a sword one second, and a split-second later he's pulling out his Glock," says director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy and Van Helsing). "His chief nemesis is arguably the world's other great ninja, Storm Shadow. The two grew up together, were blood brothers and now are mortal enemies."
Channing Tatum (Step Up) plays all-American team leader Duke. Rachel Nichols (Alias) plays the crossbow-wielding Scarlett, Marlon Wayans is paratrooper Ripcord and Dennis Quaid is the commander, Hawk. On the evil-doer side, Sienna Miller plays the raven-haired Baroness, Christopher Eccleston is Destro, the arms dealer who hides behind a silver mask, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun, Brick) plays multiple roles, including the Cobra Commander.
Depending on which decade you grew up in, the name G.I. Joe can mean very different things. Hasbro initiated the G.I Joe line as 12-inch dolls in the 1960s, with generic figures representing the U.S. military branches.
The franchise was relaunched in the '80s with smaller action figures, new heroes featured in comic books and a popular after-school cartoon.
Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also is overseeing this project. He says the appeal then, as now, is broad, across race and even gender. (G.I. Joe was one of the few toys for boys that had female characters.)
"There are quite a few characters in it, and almost certainly a character in which an audience member can see themselves, or want to be," he says.
Sommers stresses that the movie is an origins story, so his challenge is to explain why the bad guy wears a metal mask, why Snake Eyes doesn't talk and other strange things kids took for granted. "For people who know nothing about it, it'll make sense," Sommers says. "And to people who love this stuff, it'll show where they all came from."




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Snake Eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bowener
03-29-2008, 01:23 PM
snake eyes was always teh coolest!!!!!11!!! still have the toys.

Adept Havelock
03-29-2008, 01:25 PM
Snake Eyes...seven-eleven...don't let me down tonight.

JohninGpt
03-29-2008, 01:32 PM
Whatever happened to this guy?
http://www.users.vance.net/grayarea/1284landadv.jpg

pikesome
03-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Whatever happened to this guy?
http://www.users.vance.net/grayarea/1284landadv.jpg

He told.

MVChiefFan
03-29-2008, 02:22 PM
Whatever happened to this guy?
http://www.users.vance.net/grayarea/1284landadv.jpg


ROFL I like the big 1970's medallion he's wearing. This is more like "Village People Joe".

Pestilence
03-29-2008, 02:45 PM
Dude.....Marlon Wayans is in this movie?

JohninGpt
03-29-2008, 03:42 PM
ROFL I like the big 1970's medallion he's wearing. This is more like "Village People Joe".

http://www.users.vance.net/grayarea/1420seaavinbox.jpg

Easy 6
03-29-2008, 04:15 PM
I was too old to get into the GI Joe toons, so this doesnt have any big retro draw for me.

But the guy who played Darth Maul is supposed to be the "Ninja Joe" character & i'm sure it'll be an FX extravaganza...it should atleast be good popcorn fare.

I'll probably rent this one, unless my son wants to go see it.

Deberg_1990
03-29-2008, 04:18 PM
From the Maker of "The Mummy" and "Van Helsing"!! That inspires alot of confidence!!

Deberg_1990
03-29-2008, 04:19 PM
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That looks like Chuck Norris, vintage 1978!

Easy 6
03-29-2008, 04:24 PM
That looks like Chuck Norris, vintage 1978!

LOL...like Chuck with an afro, i dont remember my full size GI Joe having that huge head of hair & beard.

But the outfit on that one is pure "Billy Jack".

Halfcan
03-29-2008, 05:57 PM
I had lots of Gi Joes when I was a kid-most suffered the fate of being burned with lighter fluid/

JohninGpt
03-29-2008, 06:00 PM
I had lots of Gi Joes when I was a kid-most suffered the fate of being burned with lighter fluid/

So instead of a bushy beard and afro, they had little hair dots like they just got their first treatment from the Hair Club for Men.