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G.I. Marky Mark?

03.05.2007
“Yo, Joe!”

“COBRAAAA!!!”

“A real American hero!”

“And knowing is half the battle!”

That’s about the extent of what I recall from that old G.I. JOE cartoon, along with constantly wondering how trained soldiers could shoot millions of color-coded laser blasts at each other and never hit anyone. Producer Lorenzo di Boneventura has long promised/threatened to address this sort of concern with a feature film based on the multi-platform property, and now he wants former Funky Buncher turned Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg to lead his special army of diverse kung-fu-grip-equipped action figures.

While this sort of rumor would normally seem like spurious fan-casting or nostalgia surfing, Wahlberg (who has already worked with the producer twice) confirms the possibility to IESB: “It really depends on the script, obviously, but it's a cool idea. He says it's going to be kick ass, so yeah.” Wahlberg (who’s already cocked, locked and ready to rock in SHOOTER) would apparently play field commander Duke, the guy who'll be barking orders to Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Stalker, and possibly Quick Kick or that annoying Cajun guy.

A number of screenwriters have already been on the Joe squad before getting honorable discharges, but the latest word is that the story will include the formation of the international terrorist army COBRA.
Extra Tidbit: Lesser-known G.I. Joe members include Colonel Courage, Footloose, Lift Ticket, Psyche-Out, and a Hawaiian-shirt wearing guy named Chuckles. Seriously.
Source: IESB

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