View Full Version : Director Stephen Sommers confirmed for GI Joe film
Aug 24, '07, 6:12 PM
Director Stephen Sommers who brought us the Mummy (I & II) in addition to Van Helsing will be directing GI Joe the movie, based mostly on the 80's concept figures. Heres a link to the story...
Aug 24, '07, 10:26 PM
If it comes out 1/2 as good as Transformers did -should be a hit.
Aug 25, '07, 12:03 AM
awesome!! this I can't wait for...let's just see what characters they decide to put in it
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Aug 25, '07, 8:01 AM
Going way back, my two favorites were Snake Eyes and Rock n' Roll. Include them and everytime a plane blows up I need to see a parachute.
Aug 26, '07, 10:35 AM
Not a fan of Sommers. The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing were both pretty awful. Combine this with the rush job to avoid the work stoppage and this could be less than stellar. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Aug 26, '07, 4:52 PM
I find Sommers makes cartoony movies that I'm not terribly fond of, I have friends who disagree though.
All said, there is a good chance he can make a successful movie based on a toy line/ cartoon series.
Aug 27, '07, 11:48 PM
The Pirates of the Caribbean guy is doing the screenplay. That reduced the chance of total suckatude right there. Thankfully they are totally ditching the Rex storyline where Cobra Commander is a mutated ex-GI JOE member. That was really cringe worthy. Not to mention the people previously working on it also didn't want to include Snake Eyes because they didn't know how to handle a blind character.
Aug 28, '07, 3:47 AM
scroll down for a synopsis. Cobra lead by a Scottish arms dealer? Brussells based team? http://comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=11704
Aug 28, '07, 12:02 PM
Yeah, they said want to make GI JOE an international anti-terrorism task force to make it more appealing to the overseas markets. A bit of a PC cop out but still far less cringe worthy than the previous idea. It will probably still suck but still far less than the previous script.
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