Monday, January 28, 2008

Who Is Playing Duke

seems like the position of G.I.Joe field commander; DUKE has been filled, with Channing Tatum, "a 27 year old actor from Alabama" [via AICN] - star of "Step Up", while i remember him in "She's The Man" (becoz of Amanda Bynes *cough*). previous actors associated with this role include Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney (!). seems the filmmakers be going by way of pop-tween casting (with Ripcord reportedly a buddy of Duke's). no violent reactions from my end, til the movie screens, 'natch :p

Duke is the code name of First Sergeant Conrad S. Hauser. He is field commander and second-in-command of the G.I. Joe Team after Hawk. He is one of the key characters of G.I. Joe and a fan-favorite. He is generally regarded by fans as a main character, despite not appearing in the comic series for a number of issues, nor was he one of the original toys.

His file states that he hails from St. Louis, Missouri and is fluent in English, French and German, as well as several Southeast Asian dialects. He was at the top of his class at Fort Benning, has undergone Special Forces training and worked with South Vietnamese Tribesmen. He was also an instructor in four different Special Forces schools. Despite his accomplishments, he has repeatedly turned down any officer commissions offered to him. He believes a commander's place is with his troops, not behind the battle lines.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Attack Of The Show: Destro & The Baroness

nothing to do with the movie, but The Baroness (Olivia Munn) is kinda hawt here, IMO ... hell, she IS hawt! altho the parody's a tad flaccid... *cough*

Monday, January 7, 2008

A War Themed Story Set 10 Years In The Future

a new development/update with the G.I.Joe live-action feature film adaptation:

Variety reports: "The war-themed story is set 10 years in the future. Stuart Beattie wrote the screenplay, while Paul Lovett & David Elliot and Skip Woods contributed earlier drafts."

"The Stephen Sommers-directed film is set to start shooting next month in Los Angeles. Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Said Taghmaoui have already joined the cast.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who produced the Hasbro-based hit Transformers, is producing G.I. Joe. alongside the toy giant's Brian Goldner.

Paramount will release the film on Aug. 7, 2009"

[via SHH]

Who Is Playing Rip Cord

Marlon Wayans has been signed on to play Wallace A. Weems - aka Rip Cord,
"leader of the military unit in Paramount's big screen G.I. Joe. adaptation" [via/via]

In G.I.Joe RAH-lore, Rip Cord is a HALO Jumper (High Altitude Low Opening)
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