G.I. Joe flick is a go
G.I. Joe is just one of many adaptations of '80s toys/animated series that have been on deck for the last few years. There was of course Transformers, followed by rumors of bigscreen versions of He-Man and Thundercats. Now, however, the live-action G.I. Joe movie is official.
Writer/director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) will helm the project, which will envision the G.I. Joe team as an international collaboration of military forces battling the evil Cobra, as opposed to the America-centric gang most of us remember from the '80s cartoon. Fans can also expect favorites like Duke, Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Destro and Cobra Commander in this new flick. The movie could hit theaters by summer of 2009.
Hasbro created both the Transformers and G.I. Joe toy lines, which makes me wonder which Hasbro toy will hit the bigscreen next. I'm thinking Easy-Bake Oven: the Motion Picture:
Narrator: In a world where desire and hatred are one, a normal man will have the chance to finally do what is right. This Christmas, Kevin Spacey is "The Baker" in Martin Scorsese's Easy-Bake Oven.
This, of course, will be followed by the Hungry Hungry Hippos movie:
Narrator: She's an investment banker, he's a pink hippopotamus. Can she satisfy his hunger, and his desire for love? This summer, Angelina Jolie stars in what Roger Ebert calls, "the most sexually-disturbing film ever." Coming to theaters this summer.
I'll stop now.