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Imhotep is Zartan?

01.28.2008
Looks like director Stephen Sommers is bringing back his two-time bald baddie from the MUMMY flicks for a part in the apparently unavoidable live-action G.I. JOE movie.

According to IESB, perennial villain Arnold Vosloo is now part of the expanding ensemble cast, playing the evil chameleon named Zartan. All I remember about the character was that he wore a brown hood and some KISS eye makeup, so let's see what Hasbro has to say about their action figure: "Zartan can alter his skin color at will to blend in with his environment. He is also a master of make-up and disguise, a ventriloquist, a linguist (over 20 languages and dialects), an acrobatic-contortionist and a practitioner of several mystic martial arts." Conveniently, Vosloo himself can turn to sand at will.

The South African actor will be fighting the multinational paramilitary force that will reportedly be led by the just-rumored Channing Tatum. No word yet on whether the Dreadnoks will join in the fray.
Extra Tidbit: Vosloo stepped in for Liam Neeson as the title character in two straight-to-vid DARKMAN sequels.
Source: IESB

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4:43PM on 01/29/2008
If only he had his sandy shapeshifting abilities in 24, season 4 might not have been as boring as it was. I'm not really looking forward to the G.I. Joe movie (that could change if the preview looks good), but Vosloo is a cool guy. Didn't even realize he was in Blood Diamond though...I'll have to watch it again. At least G.I. Joe is shaping up to have an interesting cast
If only he had his sandy shapeshifting abilities in 24, season 4 might not have been as boring as it was. I'm not really looking forward to the G.I. Joe movie (that could change if the preview looks good), but Vosloo is a cool guy. Didn't even realize he was in Blood Diamond though...I'll have to watch it again. At least G.I. Joe is shaping up to have an interesting cast
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11:52AM on 01/29/2008

Wow!

the first casting choice i actually like! i don't think Zartan will be enough to save this trainwreck though!
the first casting choice i actually like! i don't think Zartan will be enough to save this trainwreck though!
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10:29AM on 01/29/2008

Poo.


I like Sommers. Well, actually...I just like The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing. Obviously, none of those flicks are anything more than cheap, popcorn fare (expensive popcorn fare actually), but I dug them a lot. Fun stuff.

When I was a kid, my biggest heroes were the Wolf Man, Dracula, Jaws, Jason, etc. All those guys were icons to me, like Mickey Mouse or Tigger. I liked that he made them fun again.

I realize most people were looking for a remake of the Universal Mummy

I like Sommers. Well, actually...I just like The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing. Obviously, none of those flicks are anything more than cheap, popcorn fare (expensive popcorn fare actually), but I dug them a lot. Fun stuff.

When I was a kid, my biggest heroes were the Wolf Man, Dracula, Jaws, Jason, etc. All those guys were icons to me, like Mickey Mouse or Tigger. I liked that he made them fun again.

I realize most people were looking for a remake of the Universal Mummy flick, but I like that he Indiana-Jones-ed it up and made it an adventure flick with an undead Egyptian at the center. Horror movies were never scary to me as a kid. They were just fun.

That being said, I really have no interest in the G.I. Joe flick. Though I do love me some Dennis Quaid. Jaws 3 anyone? No? Damn...

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3:22AM on 01/29/2008

Ok, I think Sommers might have something here

and this is coming from somebody who IS NOT A FAN of Sommers. Vosloo has always been The Mummy films' saving grace so his addition can only make me loathe the project a lot less.

Omen666, Milla would be awesome as Baroness, but compared to Mia Kirschner (who played the only terrorist on 24 to evade capture for 3 seasons) would be far more appropriate IMO.
and this is coming from somebody who IS NOT A FAN of Sommers. Vosloo has always been The Mummy films' saving grace so his addition can only make me loathe the project a lot less.

Omen666, Milla would be awesome as Baroness, but compared to Mia Kirschner (who played the only terrorist on 24 to evade capture for 3 seasons) would be far more appropriate IMO.
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12:50AM on 01/29/2008

great casting

that is a great bit of casting...too bad Sommers will make this movie unwatchable no matter who is in it.
that is a great bit of casting...too bad Sommers will make this movie unwatchable no matter who is in it.
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10:53PM on 01/28/2008
why wouldn;t Arnold Vosloo play destro?... that doesn't make much sense
why wouldn;t Arnold Vosloo play destro?... that doesn't make much sense
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10:20PM on 01/28/2008

Niiiiiice!

That's the best casting I've heard so far for this movie. I still think Mila Jovavich would have made the best Baroness though.
That's the best casting I've heard so far for this movie. I still think Mila Jovavich would have made the best Baroness though.
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9:43PM on 01/28/2008

Crap!

I didn't know Stephen Sommers was behind this movie! I feel my excitement for this movie slowly slipping away.
I didn't know Stephen Sommers was behind this movie! I feel my excitement for this movie slowly slipping away.
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9:14PM on 01/28/2008

the f*ck happened to When Worlds Colide?

Not that i was exited for a Sommers movie about aliens, but seriously, what the fuck happened to that project?
Not that i was exited for a Sommers movie about aliens, but seriously, what the fuck happened to that project?
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8:21PM on 01/28/2008
Yeah, but Sommers gave him the power to turn into sand. I mean, so, he kinda owes him.

Vosloo's one of those great b-actors who gets to play a lot of foreign bad guys (Blood Diamond was a surprisingly solid film considering his standards), so whether or not the movie is actually good, I'm sure he'll do his thing with flying colors.
Yeah, but Sommers gave him the power to turn into sand. I mean, so, he kinda owes him.

Vosloo's one of those great b-actors who gets to play a lot of foreign bad guys (Blood Diamond was a surprisingly solid film considering his standards), so whether or not the movie is actually good, I'm sure he'll do his thing with flying colors.
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8:09PM on 01/28/2008
If I could turn to sand at will, I would not be using the skill to promote the career of Stephen Sommers.
If I could turn to sand at will, I would not be using the skill to promote the career of Stephen Sommers.
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