G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
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Go 'Joe': 3 more join the action

20 December 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The G.I. Joe brigade is growing larger.

Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Said Taghmaoui will join Sienna Miller and Ray Park in Paramount's live action film "G.I. Joe".

Stephen Sommers is directing Stuart Beattie's latest screenplay draft based on the popular Hasbro action figures, comic book series and Saturday morning cartoon. That cartoon featured military soldiers fighting a terrorist group called Cobra, with characters like the mute ninja Snake Eyes (Park) on the side of the good guys.

This latest version centers on an international force of operatives.

Nichols will play Scarlett, a skilled martial artist who specializes in hand-to-hand combat and counterintelligence.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje will play ordnance expert Heavy Duty and Taghmaoui will play Breaker, the team's communications specialist.

Miller will play the Baroness, known for her espionage skills.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro's Brian Goldner are producing with Sommers and Bob Ducsay. The film is scheduled for an August 2009 release.

Nichols recently was seen in the horror film "P2" for Summit Entertainment. »

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Beattie reporting for 'G.I. Joe' duty

31 August 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stuart Beattie is strapping on his helmet for writing duties on G.I. Joe, Paramount Pictures' live-action film based on the popular Hasbro action figures.

The studio is moving fast on the project, having last week signed Stephen Sommers to direct the action movie. Paramount is prepping it as a pre-strike movie and eyeing a summer 2009 release.

"Joe" will be based on the toy line launched in the 1980s, which also was tied to a comic book series and Saturday morning cartoon. It is the cartoon version that saw soldiers from all branches of the military fighting a terrorist group called Cobra, led by the Cobra Commander and featuring such villains as the Baroness and metal-faced arms dealer Destro.

The strike force featured such heroes as the mute ninja Snake Eyes and the heroine Scarlett, who were led by a Joe named Duke.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Hasbro's Brian Goldner are producing.

Beattie's credits include Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and the upcoming horror movie 30 Days of Night.

Beattie is repped by CAA and attorney Joan Vento Hall. »

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Live-action 'G.I. Joe' enlists Sommers

24 August 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Call it "G.I. Go".

Paramount Pictures has finally mobilized G.I. Joe into action, hiring Stephen Sommers to direct the live-action film based on the popular Hasbro military action figures. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is producing.

While "Joe" toys have been around for decades, the movie will be based on the toys launched in the 1980s, which were also tied to a Saturday morning cartoon and comic book series. It is this version that saw the soldiers fight a terrorist group called Cobra, led by the Cobra Commander, and featuring villains like metal-faced Destro, master-of-disguise Zartan and biker gang Dreadnoks.

On the good guys' side were heroes such as the mute ninja Snake Eyes and the fetching heroine Scarlett.

Sommers is best known for helming the Mummy movies for Universal as well as the studio's Van Helsing.

Sommers and Hasbro are repped by WMA. »

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