Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Sommers says "Yo Joe!"

08.23.2007
It looks like we have an official answer to the question "Is he or isn't he?" The answer: he is.

The question, if you were wondering, is "Will Stephen Sommers, the MUMMY mastermind and VAN HELSING assailant, direct the big-budget live-action G.I. JOE movie?" But after a lot of online waffling as to his participation status, it's now official via the trades that Sommers has been drafted for duty behind the camera. Cheer or weep at your own discretion.

I'll cut Sommers some leniency for the delicious cheese of DEEP RISING, but let's hope Paramount and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura let him play with Hasbro's toys while keeping him away from any copies of Final Draft. There were a couple of other JOE scripts floating around (and didn't seem to meet with much approval from the fan community), but the studio will apparently be starting from boot camp, even though they plan to get the movie rolling by February.

How will they make a "real American hero" more palatable to overseas audiences who might feel a little sour toward the US lately (for some curious reason)? Variety says: "G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer in tone to "X-Men" and James Bond than a war film." Regardless, while the movie will likely involve a number of familiar kung-fu gripped figures like Snake Eyes, Scarlett and Duke, we probably won't be seeing Serpentor or Cobra-La.

Extra Tidbit: If knowing is half the battle, what's the other half? Chewing?
Source: Variety

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

5:27PM on 08/24/2007

Knowing is half the battle.....

The other half is kicking Cobra's ass!

And now you know!!!!
The other half is kicking Cobra's ass!

And now you know!!!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:47PM on 08/24/2007
Why can't they just stick to the source material for once? All these movies being decided by commitees, it's no wonder the youth run rampant.

And I think "doing" is the other half to "knowing"
Why can't they just stick to the source material for once? All these movies being decided by commitees, it's no wonder the youth run rampant.

And I think "doing" is the other half to "knowing"
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:41AM on 08/24/2007
scotish arms dealer? destro does not lead cobra. i want my cobra commander, mask and all.

oh by the, what's the other half? killing your enemies
scotish arms dealer? destro does not lead cobra. i want my cobra commander, mask and all.

oh by the, what's the other half? killing your enemies
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:48PM on 08/23/2007
who really expected this to be a good movie anyway? no matter how it would have been done, it would be mediocre at best. besides, the mummy and van helsing were entertaining at the least, and this probably will too.
who really expected this to be a good movie anyway? no matter how it would have been done, it would be mediocre at best. besides, the mummy and van helsing were entertaining at the least, and this probably will too.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:09PM on 08/23/2007

Sommers is perfect for G.I. Joe.

Regardless to how cheesy, yet kick-ass Deep Rising and The Mummy were, and how GODAWFUL The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing were...this is a PERFECT vehicle for Sommers.

I mean, as a HUGE fan myself (blackmailed my teacher into showing it for my 1st grade class) what did anybody expect? This is gonna be a big-budget movie based on a cheesy cartoon (not unlike Transformers) and I completely agree with Davis that so long as the studio keeps Sommers away from the final draft, G.I. Joe is gonna
Regardless to how cheesy, yet kick-ass Deep Rising and The Mummy were, and how GODAWFUL The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing were...this is a PERFECT vehicle for Sommers.

I mean, as a HUGE fan myself (blackmailed my teacher into showing it for my 1st grade class) what did anybody expect? This is gonna be a big-budget movie based on a cheesy cartoon (not unlike Transformers) and I completely agree with Davis that so long as the studio keeps Sommers away from the final draft, G.I. Joe is gonna be a blast (like Transformers).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
9:40PM on 08/23/2007

Screw this....

What a waist of time. It will flop. It doesn't even sound good enough to bother watching the trailer.
What a waist of time. It will flop. It doesn't even sound good enough to bother watching the trailer.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting