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Paramount announces release dates for G.I. Joe, Micronauts and Dungeons & Dragons

As the year comes to an end, Paramount are already plotting their future by announcing the release dates of four of their upcoming Hasbro blockbusters.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the studio would continue their attempts to gain traction with the G.I. Joe brand by launching another film, simply titled ‘G.I. Joe’ on March 27th 2020. Their previous two attempts to make the Hasbro action figures a viable cinematic property, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), were met with middling results, both critically and commercially.

Paramount will also roll the dice on another iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons game, with 17 years having passed since the lamentable Jeremy Irons version, July 23rd 2021 will be the date we get to see whether this is the new Warcraft, or a Lord of the Rings style success.

The other two slots were reserved for a Micronauts film
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G.I. Joe 3 finally confirmed, release date announced

Mike Cecchini Dec 19, 2017

G.I. Joe 3 will reboot the franchise, and will arrive in cinemas in 2020.

It has been far too long since we've had any G.I. Joe 3 news. It's really something that we've only had two big screen outings for one of the most popular toy lines of all time, when you think about it. G.I. Joe was more than just the most massive military themed line of action figures and vehicles in history, and more than a wildly successful animated series, and more than a surprisingly great (and long running) comic book series. G.I. Joe is a pop culture brand that help defines the 1980s in a way that superhero franchises do our modern era.

But 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra never really felt like it hit the mark, yet did well enough to warrant a sequel, 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Despite feeling far more like classic Joe,
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Third ‘GI Joe’ Movie Gets Official 2020 Release Date

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Third ‘GI Joe’ Movie Gets Official 2020 Release Date
Paramount’s “GI Joe” will open on March 27, 2020, the studio announced Monday. Other release date announcements include “Micronauts” (based on the late 1970s toy line) dated for Oct. 16, 2020, as well as “Dungeons & Dragons” (based on the game) opening in theaters July 23, 2021, and an Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event Film debuting Oct. 1 2021. “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” grossed more than $300 million worldwide back in 2009 on a reported production budget of $175 million, not including prints and advertising. The 2013 sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” starring The Rock as Road Block grossed $375.7 million on...
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Paramount Sets 'G.I. Joe,' 'Dungeons & Dragons' Release Dates

Paramount Sets 'G.I. Joe,' 'Dungeons & Dragons' Release Dates
Paramount is claiming dates for future blockbusters.

A film simply titled G.I. Joe will hit theaters March 27, 2020. The studio previously released two films based on the Hasbro property — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). The studio has a movie based on another toy property, Micronauts, to open months later on Oct. 16, 2020.

Paramount also carved out a July 23, 2021 date for Dungeons & Dragons, and set aside Oct. 1, 2021 for an untitled Hasbro event film.

More to come...

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Contest: Win Darkman II: The Return Of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die on Blu-ray

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Scream Factory has an early holiday treat in store for Darkman fans with their Blu-ray releases of both sequels in Sam Raimi's superhero franchise, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of both Darkman II: The Return of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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(1) Blu-ray copy of Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1) Blu-ray copy of Darkman III: Die Darkman Die

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November 7th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Limehouse Golem, Darkman II and III, Westworld Season 1

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Now that November is in full swing, we have a brand new batch of Blu-ray and DVD releases to look forward to this week. Scream Factory is keeping busy with the releases of both Darkman II and III, as well as co-presenting Killing Ground and Darkness Rising alongside IFC Midnight.

As far as other new titles are concerned, there’s a bunch coming our way on Tuesday, including Ghastlies, The Limehouse Golem, Dead Still, Mother Krampus, Demon Hole, and Westworld Season 1. And for you cult film fanatics, both Satan’s Cheerleaders and John Landis’ thriller Into the Night are both making their way to Blu, too.

Other November 7th releases include Beneath, The Nightmare, The Untamed, and The Tormenting.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The crime-fighting master of disguises returns in this action-packed sequel to the hit motion picture. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
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More ‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ Movies as Paramount, Hasbro Ink 5-Year Deal

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More ‘Transformers’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ Movies as Paramount, Hasbro Ink 5-Year Deal
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are teaming up to produce and distribute live-action and animated films and television shows under a new five-year pact. The two companies already have a successful working history together on both the “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” movies. As previously announced, there are more Autobots vs. Decepticons flicks already in the works, and an individual with knowledge of the studio’s film development has told TheWrap in the past that we’ll be seeing more of “The Real American Heroes” in years to come too. “Paramount has been a valuable partner of Hasbro’s for more than a decade,
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Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact

Paramount, Hasbro Sign Five-Year Distribution, Production Pact
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro and teaming up to make live-action and animated films based on the toymaker’s products, as well as original stories. The movies will be developed by Hasbro’s newly launched Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation. The announcement confirms a Variety scoop from last month about the formation of the company and the appointment of Greg Mooradian, a former Fox 2000 and Paramount executive, as its head. Allspark Animation will be led by Hasbro’s Meghan McCarthy.

The deal extends and deepens a long-standing partnership. Hasbro and Paramount have teamed up on five “Transformers” movies, as well as two “G.I. Joe” films. They are working together on an upcoming Transformers spinoff, “Bumblebee,” which opens in December 2018.

Paramount and Hasbro will finance the projects together, although the two companies did not provide additional financial information in a release announcing the deal. Paramount will distribute the pics. The two companies will also collaborate on television programming
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New Report Says That Gambit Will Be A Crime/Heist Film

We still can’t quite believe the Gambit solo film might actually get made. Channing Tatum was chosen for the role way back in the mid 2000s, but had to duck out of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to appear in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place), with Taylor Kitsch taking the part instead. Which was, at the time, a three-picture deal to play the character.

Well, we all know what happened there. But you can’t keep a good mutant down, with the Gambit project then spending years floating between various directors, with Rupert Wyatt and Doug Liman coming very close to actually making it to production. Now, finally, it looks as if Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski is to take the reins and finally, finally, get this thing out of the gates.

Just this week, it was
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Sword & Sorcery Heroes Make 4K HD Debuts

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Experience the exhilarating adventures of the legendary heroes in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Conan the Barbarian and The Legend of Hercules arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 19 from Lionsgate. In Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa portrays the vengeful warrior on a quest to find and kill the evil warlord who murdered his father when he was a boy. Directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and written by Tehomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood, the film also stars Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, and Ron Perlman. From director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) and written by Sean Hood and Daniel Giat, The Legend of Hercules, a Summit Entertainment release, tells the origin story of the mythical Greek hero, played by Kellan Lutz.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD,
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Ellis & Hamner’s Red & Red 2 get 4K Ultra HD Treatment in Sept.

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Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both Red and Red 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. Red features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, Red 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise.

Both movies are available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD, which provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes High Dynamic Range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast,
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The G.I. Joe franchise to be rebooted with a more "millennial" approach

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Although both G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation certainly made money, they never approached the level of success that the Transformers franchise has, and it seems that Hasbro is looking to wipe the slate clean and start over. Hasbro executives Simon Waters and Steve Davis chatted with The La Times about the future of their various properties, and it was mentioned that they will once again team up... Read More...
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Hasbro promises “a different kind of G.I. Joe” with movie reboot

Although Paramount Pictures and Hasbro spent time developing a third instalment of the G.I. Joe movie franchise under director D.J. Caruso (which would have crossed over with Transformers), it was announced back in December 2015 that the studio was instead rebooting the franchise as part of a shared cinematic universe with fellow Hasbro properties Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and Rom.

We’ve heard very little in the way of development since that time, but Hasbro’s Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis has been chatting to IGN about the property, confirming that it remains very much a part of their plans, and promising “a different kind of G.I. Joe” when the Real American Heroes do return to the big screen.

“The world has changed, and I think you’re going to see G.I. Joe changing with it,” said Davis. “There’s going to be a much more
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G.I. Joe and Transformers Movie Crossover Will Happen, But When?

G.I. Joe and Transformers Movie Crossover Will Happen, But When?
Transformers came out nearly a decade ago and that movie was important in that, it proved toys could provide fuel for a billion dollar franchise. Paramount tried to capture that same fire in a different bottle with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra back in 2009, but it didn't quite get there. The sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which brought the "franchise Viagra" known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into the fold, fared better and there were plans for a third movie. Unfortunately, it looks like that movie isn't happening anytime soon, which is a shame because it was recently revealed that G.I. Joe 3 would have featured a crossover with the Transformers franchise.

Disturbia director D.J. Caruso was brought on to develop G.I. Joe 3 in early 2015, but movement on the project has been pretty slow. He eventually moved on and decided to direct xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, instead.
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D.J. Caruso’s G.I. Joe 3 would have crossed over with Transformers

Before he was brought on to direct xXx: Return of Xander Cage, D.J. Caruso was tapped to helm a third G.I. Joe film for Paramount Pictures. While that project ultimately failed to materialise, Caruso has revealed in an interview with Collider that the third film was originally going to set up a shared universe with Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise, leading to a crossover between the two franchises.

Caruso said the desire to bring them together came from the fact that it was felt that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation didn’t really click with mainstream audiences. Their thought was that crossing the franchise over with Transformers, which has been a big box office hit despite its constant negative critical and sometimes audience reception, would draw audiences to G.I. Joe.

“Well yeah, but they [Paramount] are not ready to do G.I.
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When Did Channing Tatum Start To Rock?

 At some point Channing Tatum went from man-candy (what? It's been said) to movie star. His star rose when Step Up stole the hearts of romantic comedy lovers that had waited too long for a new dance film. Seemed like Save The Last Dance had been decades before, despite the fact it actually released only five years prior. But, let's take a look back at Channing's filmography and see exactly where Tatum became something more.

CSI: Miami - Bob Davenport (2004) Never saw it, lets assume he was "okay."Coach Carter - Jason Lyle (2005) Same as CSI: Miami, watching Samuel L. Jackson as a coach just seemed too easy. Yell. Throw Notebook. Win baby, win.War of the Worlds - Boy in Church (uncredited, 2005) Wuh? Did they know he was just in Coach Carter?Havoc - Nick (2005) Is this the Havoc with Anne Hatheway's nude scene? Must go back and pay
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Lee Byung-hun Talks Knives, Westerns and Magnificent Seven | Exclusive

Lee Byung-hun Talks Knives, Westerns and Magnificent Seven | Exclusive
Byung-hun Lee may not be a household name in America, but that is sure to change. The South Korean actor, model, and singer is a megastar in Asia. He started out on Korean television in the early nineties before making the leap to the big screen. His break out role was Joint Security Area in 2000. It catapulted him to stardom and became the top grossing film in Korean history.

Lee had a string of Asian hits before Hollywood came calling. He starred alongside Josh Hartnett in the 2009 Vietnamese thriller, I Come with the Rain. That role led to his American debut as the ass-kicking ninja, Storm Shadow, in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The overall film didn't remotely meet expectations, but Byung-hun Lee was a standout. He was phenomenal as Storm Shadow. That performance put western audiences on notice that Korea's box office king was crossing over.

Lee reprised
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Will Ben Affleck's The Batman Bring in Catwoman?

Will Ben Affleck's The Batman Bring in Catwoman?
We don't know a ton about who is going to appear in The Batman, the upcoming Ben Affleck directed solo Batman movie for Warner Bros. At the moment, outside of the Dark Knight himself, the movie has its main villain in Deathstroke and it is a safe bet J.K. Simmons will appear as Jim Gordon and Jeremy Irons will appear as Alfred. We may not be able to add anyone else to that list at the moment, but we can probably cross one off. Sorry, Catwoman.

A new, somewhat strange report from movie reporter Erik Davis courtesy of his personal Twitter account pretty much confirms that, at least for now, Catwoman won't be in Ben Affleck's Batman movie. The way it was revealed is where it gets a bit strange. Erik Davis posted an update to his Twitter after talking to actress Sienna Miller that stated the actress wants to play Catwoman,
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Busan: Lee Byung-hun Talks Hollywood Nerves, Korea’s Criminal Reflection

Busan: Lee Byung-hun Talks Hollywood Nerves, Korea’s Criminal Reflection
One of the very few Korean actors working in Hollywood, Lee Byung-hun says his Hollywood breakthrough was a scary experience.

“The two moments that I felt the most nervous in my entire life were: when I first had reading rehearsal for ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’; and when I was at the Academy awards ceremony,” said the 45-year-old actor.

“Now I intentionally try to feel more comfortable and confident in Hollywood, telling myself that it’s not a crime not to speak fluent English.”

One of Korea’s top actors, Lee was speaking Friday at an event at the Busan Film Festival organized by the Korean Film Reporters’ Association.

Hollywood is an inspiration that pushes him to try new things. But he also takes his Hollywood adventure very personally at the same time.

“I wanted to show my late father,” Lee said. “He was a huge cinephile. He would
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Gears of War Movie Is Finally Happening at Universal

Another massive video game franchise has its sights set on a big screen adaptation. It was announced today that Gears of War, which is getting ready to launch the fourth video game in its franchise, will be adapted into a movie at Universal. The movie is reportedly in the early stages of pre-production and will seek to break the curse of the bad video game movie in Hollywood.

The announcement was made by Rod Fergusson, who is the head of the video game studio The Coalition which is in charge of the Gears of War series. The company was doing a live stream event on YouTube in honor of Gears of War 4 being released and during the course of the stream the news was dropped. Microsoft and The Coalition have partnered with Universal to make the Gears of War movie, which Rod Fergusson seems to have very high hopes for.
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