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Aug. 15, 2007by:

UPDATE - Latino Review is now reporting that Stephen Sommers is OUT as director GI JOE. Wow, that was quick. The apparent point of contention was his salary, which was too high for Paramount execs when considering his lackluster resume. So who's next?

...Stephen Sommers. Yes, the director of VAN HELSING will direct GI JOE for Paramount. So far Sommers hasn't done anything to fill me with any kind of optimism about his storytelling ability but I'm hoping that GI JOE is so much more of a grounded movie than THE MUMMY or VAN HELSING. I'm hoping he can ease off the cartoonish CGI for just a bit and let Duke and the boys do their thing. Both IESB and IGN got the scoop late last night on Sommers' involvement. Paramount is apparently looking to close on Sommers' deal rather quickly to get GI JOE on the fasttrack. Also of note is that the studio is looking to do a script mash-up taking the best elements of the drafts by Skip Woods and David Elliot & Paul Lovett. Earlier this year there were rumors that Mark Wahlberg was in line to star in the film but that could've been before Sommers became involved. It's unclear what this means for Sommers' remake of WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE but considering that's also a Paramount film, it may just be put on the backburner while JOE heats up.

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12:26PM on 08/16/2007
Yeah!!! no more Sommers. He's all wrong for G.I. Joe.
Yeah!!! no more Sommers. He's all wrong for G.I. Joe.
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2:43PM on 08/15/2007

FOR THE LOVE OF GI JOE!

Stephen Sommers is a 'fun' director. He makes 'fun' movies. I own Van Helsing on DVD because it's fun to watch and that's about it. He pays very little attention to good visuals and CGI yet he wants to bombard his movies with them. If he cared, Dracula's brides in Helsing wouldn't have looked so f**kin' CGI-like! I see GI Joe gain a lotta money for the sake of it, and for the nostalgic value. There's no story here people, move along, move along...
Stephen Sommers is a 'fun' director. He makes 'fun' movies. I own Van Helsing on DVD because it's fun to watch and that's about it. He pays very little attention to good visuals and CGI yet he wants to bombard his movies with them. If he cared, Dracula's brides in Helsing wouldn't have looked so f**kin' CGI-like! I see GI Joe gain a lotta money for the sake of it, and for the nostalgic value. There's no story here people, move along, move along...
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12:44PM on 08/15/2007

Please, no.

I've been looking forward to this one, but Sommers loves CGI too much to make me feel good about this. After this comes out, you'll think that people are telling you to "see GI Joe"; only what they'll really be saying is the movie's new title, "CGI Joe". They might as well go ahead and change it officially right now if Sommers is on board.

And I agree with MovieMaverick, about taking out the word "Badass" for describing this one. Now we'll have to split the word, and use the two halves
I've been looking forward to this one, but Sommers loves CGI too much to make me feel good about this. After this comes out, you'll think that people are telling you to "see GI Joe"; only what they'll really be saying is the movie's new title, "CGI Joe". They might as well go ahead and change it officially right now if Sommers is on board.

And I agree with MovieMaverick, about taking out the word "Badass" for describing this one. Now we'll have to split the word, and use the two halves separately, "bad" and "ass", to describe the movie.
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12:04PM on 08/15/2007

Yes, LAME.

Yeah I have to agree with Paulie. I absolutely DESPISE Sommers' films. You can officially take BADASS as one of the words to describe this film idea now.
Yeah I have to agree with Paulie. I absolutely DESPISE Sommers' films. You can officially take BADASS as one of the words to describe this film idea now.
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11:57AM on 08/15/2007

to clarify napa79

transformers was good because speilberg got very involved. interviews with the screenwriters reveal bay didnt know how to bring these guys to life beyond chases and explosions and it was spielberg who suggested the bumblebee/shia relationship mirror ET/Elliot. It's not bay who made you actually sympathetic to robots. and this GI Joe director couldnt even make me sympathetic to HUMANS. the transformer's writer's interview podcast can be found at Creative Screenwriting.

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transformers was good because speilberg got very involved. interviews with the screenwriters reveal bay didnt know how to bring these guys to life beyond chases and explosions and it was spielberg who suggested the bumblebee/shia relationship mirror ET/Elliot. It's not bay who made you actually sympathetic to robots. and this GI Joe director couldnt even make me sympathetic to HUMANS. the transformer's writer's interview podcast can be found at Creative Screenwriting.

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2:48PM on 08/14/2007

Lame

Now there's no reason to get excited, for sure. Both The Mummy and Van Helsing sucked ass.
Now there's no reason to get excited, for sure. Both The Mummy and Van Helsing sucked ass.
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11:15PM on 08/13/2007

great.

They should base the movie off of the remixes, with a plot that involves stolen pork chop sandwiches and evil electrical wire that comes to life. And, since the Transformers movie saw Optimus Prime with lips, they should just go ahead and take Duke's lips away.
They should base the movie off of the remixes, with a plot that involves stolen pork chop sandwiches and evil electrical wire that comes to life. And, since the Transformers movie saw Optimus Prime with lips, they should just go ahead and take Duke's lips away.
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4:40PM on 08/13/2007

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Remember when they broke in to the house and stole my GI Joe movie tape.. i was so mad...... ... ... but i digress... i think this could be pretty good, a fun lil action flick. IM GAME!

COBRAAAA [link]
Remember when they broke in to the house and stole my GI Joe movie tape.. i was so mad...... ... ... but i digress... i think this could be pretty good, a fun lil action flick. IM GAME!

COBRAAAA [link]
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4:36PM on 08/13/2007
It looks like their trying to do something like Transformers by getting a notoriously shitty director and an old saturday morning cartoon. Hopefully it will be better than Transformers.
It looks like their trying to do something like Transformers by getting a notoriously shitty director and an old saturday morning cartoon. Hopefully it will be better than Transformers.
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4:24PM on 08/13/2007
I had the toys, was glued to the screen for the animated series, but that was ages ago. Who do they think they're going to appeal to with this now?
Transformers was interesting for it's translation to a real movie because it was impossible to make untill now.
A G.I. Joe movie, which will be as kiddy friendly as the cartoon I'm sure, won't make much of an impression for the fans of the past. Unless they go for the rougher comic book style which G.I. Joe also had, this is probably going to be
I had the toys, was glued to the screen for the animated series, but that was ages ago. Who do they think they're going to appeal to with this now?
Transformers was interesting for it's translation to a real movie because it was impossible to make untill now.
A G.I. Joe movie, which will be as kiddy friendly as the cartoon I'm sure, won't make much of an impression for the fans of the past. Unless they go for the rougher comic book style which G.I. Joe also had, this is probably going to be 2 hours of non leathal A-team action.
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4:23PM on 08/13/2007

F*ck yeah!

Sommers knows "fun" (Deep Rising and The Mummy)and in my opinion he's perfect for GI JOE. I mean it's GI JOE, an action driven cartoon (that I love BTW) not Remains of the Day; Sommers will do fine with it, if the script is up to par. Its all about the script in my book, that's what I'm worried [link]
Sommers knows "fun" (Deep Rising and The Mummy)and in my opinion he's perfect for GI JOE. I mean it's GI JOE, an action driven cartoon (that I love BTW) not Remains of the Day; Sommers will do fine with it, if the script is up to par. Its all about the script in my book, that's what I'm worried [link]
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3:40PM on 08/13/2007

Deja Vu

Remember all the shit you guys gave Michael Bay last year when he was announced as the director of the Transformers? See how that turned out? It's one of the most popular films of the summer. So save the criticism until the film is released
Remember all the shit you guys gave Michael Bay last year when he was announced as the director of the Transformers? See how that turned out? It's one of the most popular films of the summer. So save the criticism until the film is released
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3:31PM on 08/13/2007

The end.

Stephen Sommers completely SUCKS. Well there goes a movie I was looking forward to and hoped would be done right like Transformers. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Stephen Sommers completely SUCKS. Well there goes a movie I was looking forward to and hoped would be done right like Transformers. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
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3:18PM on 08/13/2007
I just hope that during the closing credits they just stop and cut to a live action G.I. Joe PSA. It'd be funny, and a great throwback to the show.
I just hope that during the closing credits they just stop and cut to a live action G.I. Joe PSA. It'd be funny, and a great throwback to the show.
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3:00PM on 08/13/2007

HAHA...there goes G.I Joe

Okay, I admit I own the Van Helsing DVD, I enjoyed the movie, and I'd watch The Mummy Returns anytime it's on TV....but seriously, Stephen Sommers isn't what I'd call a great director. He's more of a 'fun' director, makes fun flicks that you'd watch once just for kicks. The only reason I liked Helsing is because Jackman played his role well. I don't see G.I Joe staying long in the box-office top spots.
Okay, I admit I own the Van Helsing DVD, I enjoyed the movie, and I'd watch The Mummy Returns anytime it's on TV....but seriously, Stephen Sommers isn't what I'd call a great director. He's more of a 'fun' director, makes fun flicks that you'd watch once just for kicks. The only reason I liked Helsing is because Jackman played his role well. I don't see G.I Joe staying long in the box-office top spots.
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