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EA To Release Video Game Based on G.I. Joe February 11, 2009 7:30 pm

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gijoegame-021109Electronic Arts today announced that development on a video game based on the G.I. Joe brand is underway.  The game will be released in summer 2009 to coincide with the theatrical release of G.I. Joe August 7, 2009.  The game will be released on all major console and handheld platforms.

The full press release follows after the jump.

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Bonaventura Talks G.I. Joe October 29, 2008 7:28 pm

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G.I. Joe executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura tells MTV that things are “looking really good” for the Stephen Sommers directed live-action film G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, which is now in post-production.

“There is going to be two or three really large sequences in it that are really going to blow people away,” revealed di Bonaventura, who also produces the “Transformers” series. “But I think that, more than anything, what differentiates it from a lot of these big movies is that there are eight or nine very well-drawn characters.”

Bonaventura adds that it will be the relationships between the various characters that will take the film into the next level:

“The cross-pollination of these relationships from the comic book is so wild that you really have fully-developed characters in a popcorn movie,” he insisted. “You don’t often get that [complexity] in the eight and ninth character down.”

He also promises that the film will be accessible both to the hard-core fans and the casual general audience that is oh so important when it comes to box office success: “I think the core fan base that read the comic book and watched the animated shows are going to feel like we really honored their experience”.

Source: MTV

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

Comic-Con 2008: Hasbro’s “G.I Joe: Rise of the Cobra” Panel July 24, 2008 6:29 pm

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Hasbro Toys today hosted a panel at Comic-Con to talk about their plans for their upcoming film slate.  Hasbro talked extensively about their next live-action film G.I Joe: Rise of the Cobra and other projects related to the movie, including a new animated web-series.  Here are some highlights courtesy ComingSoon.net:

Before talking about the feature film, footage was screened from an upcoming animated web-series inspired by the ’80s cartoon series and the long-running Marvel comics. Tilted “G.I. Joe: Resolute,” the series is planned as a 60-minute movie, split into five-minute segments to air first on the web and to later be collected on DVD.

Moving on to the live-action Joe, film consultant Larry Hama (who also has a cameo as a General) talked about how he came onboard to maintain the feeling of his famous comic book run. Of Hama’s involvement, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura laughed saying, “We wanted to have Snake Eyes say one line. He made sure we didn’t.” This, of course, was met with much applause from the audience.

Lorenzo then went through some images of the cast (the same that we previously released), talking a little about each character’s personal history, revealing that when the film begins, none of the characters are Joes and are enlisted through the course of the plot.  More from ComingSoon.net on that aspect:

  • Duke and Baroness were paired together on-screen as their history is one of the major relationships of the film. Once engaged, Duke left the Baroness at the altar and they now find themselves on opposite sides of the battle.
  • Marlon Wayans (who was cast because of his performance in Requiem for a Dream) has a humorous relationship with Scarlett who is completely oblivious to his advances. Lorenzo stressed, though, that it was important to have a dramatic side as well, especially since it becomes a triangle with Snake Eyes.
  • Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes are featured in the film early-on as ten-year old kids, exploring their rivalry from a very early age.
  • A few stills were shown, including one of the epic-looking MARS base set in the arctic. Lorenzo promised action on a global scale as the film has a larger budget than the first Transformers. De Santos explained that there are only four big action scenes but that we’ll all be blown away by exactly how big they are.

IGN also has a gallery of the character photos, which you can check out at this link.

G.I. Joe Titled — “G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra” + New Poster June 23, 2008 2:51 pm

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Looks like we’ve got the official title of the upcoming live-action adaptation of G.I. Joe.  During the Cinema EXPO in Amsterdam, Netherlands (which kicked off today) a new poster for Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe movie was spotted.  The poster features Channing Tatum as Duke, and reaveals that the full title of the movie is G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. Click through the jump to check it out.

Synopsis
The movie will be a modern telling of the “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra” storyline and its compelling characters that Hasbro created 25 years ago. The premise of this fantasy is the story of the G.I. Joe team, led by Duke, and their “fight for freedom wherever there is trouble” against the evil Cobra Commander and his Cobra force. This storyline was an instant hit with kids in the early 1980s, spawning a highly popular 3-3/4-inch action figure line, comic book collection and animated series. The G.I. Joe team will not be based in Brussels. Instead, they will be based out of the “Pit” as they were throughout the 1980s comic book series. And, in keeping with the G.I. Joe vs. Cobra fantasy, the movie will feature characters and locations from around the world. Duke, the lead character and head of the G.I. Joe team, will embody the values of bravery and heroism that the first generation of G.I. Joe figures established.

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra hits theaters on August 7, 2009

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G.I. Joe Photos: Sienna Miller as The Baroness May 26, 2008 9:42 pm

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A few new images from the set of Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe have surfaced online.  The set photos show a bloody Baroness (played by Sienna Miller).  Check them out after the jump.  G.I. Joe is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2009.

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More G.I. Joe Photos [Update] May 7, 2008 9:00 pm

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Several new photos from Stephen Sommer’s live-action adaptation of G.I. Joe have been released.  This latest batch showcases almost the entire cast: Destro (Chris Eccleston), Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee), Heavy Duty (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Breaker (Saïd Taghmaoui), The Baroness (Sienna Miller) , General Hawk (Dennis Quaid), Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans).  Check them out after the jump.  G.I. Joe hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

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Brendan Fraser “G.I. Joe” Cameo Confirmed April 24, 2008 12:31 am

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Earlier this month it was reported that Brendan Fraser filmed a cameo for Stephen Sommer’s G.I. Joe (check out that article here).  Newsarama has now confirmed the story during their New York Comic Con coverage.  According to Fraser, his character Gung Ho get’s to ride a “bitching three wheeled motorcycle”.  G.I. Joe hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

“G.I. Joe” Cast Photos April 18, 2008 2:44 pm

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Paramount has been slow in getting out cast photos of the upcoming G.I. Joe, but we’ve now got a first look at the cast.  Directed by Stephen Sommers, G.I. Joe hits theaters August 7, 2009.  Photos after the jump.

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First Photo of “G.I. Joe’s” Scarlett April 16, 2008 7:13 pm

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The first photo of Rachel Nichols as Shana “Scarlett” O’Hara from Stephen Sommers live-action adaptation G.I. Joe has been released.  You can check out the full size image after the jump.  G.I. Joe hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

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Brendan Fraser In “G.I. Joe”, The Rock Too? April 3, 2008 7:52 pm

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LatinoReview is reporting that Brendan Fraser has booked the role of Gung Ho in Stephen Sommers’ upcoming big screen live-action adaptation of G.I. Joe.  The part is just a one scene cameo. The site is also reporting that an offer has been made to The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) for the role of Hector Delgado, aka Shipwreck. G.I. Joe hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

First Look: Snake Eyes from “G.I. Joe” March 21, 2008 1:39 am

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Paramount has released two new images from the upcoming Stephen Sommers-directed G.I. Joe movie. The images are of the mute, faceless, black-clad ninja commando Snake Eyes. The character is played by Ray Park.  USA Today has also has a new story up on the film. Check out two images of the character, along with some highlights of the article after the jump.

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New “G.I. Joe” Details March 6, 2008 10:59 pm

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Hasbro’s Brian Goldner, executive producer of the film, spoke with MTV, detailing some aspects of the film

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Possible “G.I. Joe” Logo Revealed February 19, 2008 6:19 pm

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This may be the logo for G.I. Joe.  Check it out after the jump.

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Jonathan Pryce Cast in “G.I. Joe” February 19, 2008 6:07 pm

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Latino Review is reporting that Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) has been cast in Stephen Sommer’s live-action G.I. Joe adaptation from Paramount Pictures.

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First Look at Dennis Quaid as General Hawk in “G.I. Joe” February 14, 2008 10:57 pm

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G.I. Joe just started shooting in Los Angeles and the first photo from of Dennis Quaid has appeared online.  Check it out after the jump.

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“G.I. Joe” Starts Filming Today, Release Date Set for August, 2009 February 11, 2008 10:50 pm

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In an Associated Press article, Hasbro revealed that G.I. Joe started shooting today, and the film has been penciled in by Paramount to hit theaters on August 7, 2009. Details after the jump.

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Wayans and Gordon-Levitt Cast in “G.I. Joe” January 7, 2008 12:28 am

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Marlon Wayans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been added to the cast of the upcoming Paramount action film G.I. Joe.

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Sommer’s “G.I. Joe” Casting December 19, 2007 11:09 am

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Latino Review is reporting that two characters have been cast for the upcoming big screen live-action adaptation of G.I. Joe.

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Ray Park Cast in “G.I. Joe” December 5, 2007 12:10 pm

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/Film is reporting that Ray Park (Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1) has been cast as Snake Eyes in the Stephen Sommer’s live-action adaptation of G.I. Joe.

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“G.I. Joe” and “The Lovely Bones” Get 2009 Release Dates November 20, 2007 2:30 am

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Paramount Pictures has set 2009 release dates for two of their upcoming films; the Stephen Sommers directed G.I. Joe and Peter Jackson’s The Loveley Bones.

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“G.I. Joe” Casting Begins, Filming Set for February 2008 October 25, 2007 11:29 am

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Paramount Pictures has begun casting for G.I. Joe, the Stephen Sommers directed film.  Filming is expected to start in mid-February 2008 in Prague and Los Angeles.

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Writer Confirmed For “G.I. Joe” August 30, 2007 11:41 pm

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The writer for the upcoming Paramount film G.I. Joe has been confirmed.

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Sommers Directing “G.I. Joe”, Plus Writer May Be Set August 24, 2007 1:19 am

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It’s official.  Stephen Sommers has been tapped by Paramount to direct G.I. Joe.  The studio has set a summer 2009 release for the live-action feature based on the Hasbro line of action figures.

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Sommers Turns Down “GI Joe” Gig August 15, 2007 3:49 pm

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There’s been an update to the news story of Stephen Sommers being offered the job to direct GI Joe.  Now IESB.net, who originally reported the news, is being told from their source that he was asking for too much so he declined the job.

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Sommers Set to Helm “GI Joe”? August 11, 2007 4:31 pm

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IESB has learned that Paramount has offered Stephen Sommers the job to direct GI Joe.

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