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After G.I. Joe: Retaliation scored at the box office and earned less scorn than its predecessor G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a third installment was almost inevitable. And now that Skydance and Paramount have set G.I. Joe 3 for release in 2016, the studios are working on putting together a team for the tentpole. Today brings news that Lethal Weapon 4 scribe Jonathan Lemkin has been tapped to pen the screenplay.
Though most of Lemkin’s work has been on the small screen, with writing credits on series like Hill Street Blues and 21 Jump Street, the scribe previously penned The Devil’s Advocate and Shooter. Lemkin is also adapting survival drama The Longest Night from a GQ article of the same name for Frank Marshall to direct.
He’s certainly not experienced with the type of furious, effects-heavy action that will be employed for G.I. Joe 3, but the fact »
- Isaac Feldberg
G.I. Joe 3 is set to hit theaters sometime in 2016, but its unclear if it will be a spring, summer or fall release. G.I. Joe Retaliation star Adrianne Palicki is expected to return as Lady Jaye, with other previous cast members also returning, though no other actors was mentioned by name. Its not believed that Channing Tatum will be making a return, though that has been discussed in the past. His Duke character was left for dead in the previous sequel, but his demise has never been confirmed.
Between "Friday Night Lights," her current gig on "From Dusk Till Dawn" and an upcoming role on "About a Boy," Adrianne Palicki just can't get away from TV shows based on popular films."It's weird right? Thankfully they've all done really well, which is great," the actress tells toofab's Brian Particelli. "It's always scary venturing into that world. I remember when 'Friday Night Lights' came around, I was like 'I don't know, it's about football.' Now, I love football, but sports shows don't tend to do well, and it's based on a movie, another thing that doesn't do well.""It ended up being the greatest thing I've ever done," she says. "So now I'm like, alright, it was a great movie? It'll probably be a great TV show, I will do it!"Palicki will appear on tonight's episode of "From Dusk Till Dawn" on the El Rey network, »
- tooFab Staff
Hasbro brought a wide variety of Kre-o newcomers to Toy Fair this year, representing characters from the Transformers franchise as well as G.I. Joe and Dungeons & Dragons. Hasbro is clearly ramping things up for the June 27, 2014 release of Transformers: Age of Extinction because those characters were easily the most striking of the bunch. The display included all 24 unique Kreon figures inspired by the movie as well as the Kreon Micro Changers Combiners assortments, four-figure sets that unite to form one larger robot. The G.I. Joe line-up showed off loads of new Kreon characters including Lowlight, Atomic Man, Lady Jaye, Scrap-Iron, Night Creeper and loads more as well as the extensive Terror Drome building set. And as for Dungeons & Dragons, that brand new line rocks 75 different Kreon characters as well as a number of other play elements all designed to reflect the experience of the fantasy game by facilitating competitive action battling. »
- Perri Nemiroff
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