Posted by: Nar Williams | March 4, 2008

G.I. Joe Details: Knowing is Half the — Well, You Know

Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow

MTV interviewed Brian Goldner, Executive Producer of the upcoming G.I. Joe movie. Filming commenced last week, with Dennis Quaid, Sienna Miller, and (gag reflex) Marlon Wayans starring.

So what’s it about? Goldner confirmed that the movie will be more based on the Marvel comics than the ’80s cartoon, and said that the major plotlines will deal with Snake Eyes and his ninja clan, Destro’s origin story, and of course, Cobra Commander himself.

“We all know of the Arashikage [ninja clan], and we all know of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, but we need to build that story,” he explained. 

“We know the story of Destro, but do we really? We need to go back and tell the origin story of how you get a Scottish arms dealer, who comes forward in history – how does that happen?”

“And Cobra Commander,” he added, referring to the evil terrorist leader who fan sites have reported will be portrayed by “Brick” star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “In effect, this is all about the rise of Cobra Commander. … For fans, they’re really going to love this, because we take them on a journey. … We have to go through the first chapter and then build from there.”

Wayans brother withstanding, consider the possibility this could be one kick ass popcorn flick: they’re (seemingly) focusing on the 3 coolest characters (Snake Eyes, Destro, and Commander), they have a good director in Stephen Sommers, and the budget is huge.

No Michael Bay. No Sgt. Slaughter. It’s a good start — we’ll find out if they pull it off in August 2009.


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