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I just realized something that’s incredibly surprising. How is there not another G.I. Joe feature film reboot in the works right now? I mean yeah there was a movie back in 2013 called G.I. Joe: Retaliation which was horrible but you’d think it was a franchise worth trying. Of all the classic 80s cartoons out there, G.I. Joe certainly had a loyal fan base. Or many they should just reboot the cartoon? In any event, from any classic cartoons come classic parodies and after having seen this video I needed to share it with you. Here’s the full video description
A Compilation of G.I Joe PSA Parody Cartoons »
- Nat Berman
Common is currently participating in interviews for the now released John Wick: Chapter 2 [you can read my review here], and as us to be expected the actor is fielding a number of superhero related questions. Specifically, Yahoo Movies asked about his casting as Green Lantern in Mad Max creator George Miller’s unfortunately canned Justice League Mortal project.
“Yeah, I was cast and we started rehearsals for the film,” said the actor/rapper. “I went to Australia. I tried on the outfit and everything. It was heartbreaking, but it happened. The script was super-dope. It was intricate. And knowing George Miller was going to do it, you knew it was going to have that raw edge. But it had Superman, Aquaman, it had all of the characters really involved. Each one of them had moments and you got to know them. It was a strong piece.”
- Robert Kojder
Don Kaye Jan 24, 2017
The xXx director DJ Caruso exclusively tells us about his Hasbro Universe idea involving G.I. Joe and Transformers.
xXx: Return Of Xander Cage director DJ Caruso blew up the internet a little last week when he revealed that his idea for the third G.I. Joe movie (which he was in talks to direct before taking on xXx) would have involved a crossover with that other huge Hasbro property, Transformers. Speaking with Den Of Geek Us a few days ago at the press junket for Return of Xander Cage, Caruso fleshed out his comments a little more.
“We actually had that in our first script,” he explained. “[Producer] Lorenzo di Bonaventura and I hired Aaron Berg (to write the script). We finished our screenplay, and at the end we had this little coda about what happened, and then something kind of kicked off on the moon. It »
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. »
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. »
- Ricky Church
Paramount Pictures has been trying to get G.I. Joe 3 off the ground ever since the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and two years ago the studio began courting D.J. Caruso to take the helm of G.I. Joe 3. Development on the sequel was delayed as they waited for the actor's schedules to align and Caruso wound up directing the upcoming XXX: Return Of Xander Cage instead. While speaking with... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Despite G.I. Joe: Retaliation improving on its predecessor in every which way – story-wise and financially – Paramount’s gleefully over-the-top action franchise has since been placed on ice to accommodate Dwayne Johnson’s stacked schedule. xXx: Return of Xander Cage‘s D.J. Caruso was once in negotiations to helm a potential third installment in lieu of Jon M. Chu, who parted ways with the series to direct Jem and the Holograms at Blumhouse – and we all know how that one turned out.
But when G.I. Joe 3 was still in the mix two years ago, Caruso’s original pitch involved a crossover with Michael Bay’s Transformers, another of Paramount’s live-action juggernauts that will return later this year in the form of The Last Knight. Before touching base on that wildly ambitious concept, Caruso reflected on the moment when the G.I. Joe franchise ground to a temporary halt.
- Michael Briers
Neck-chomping culebras will make house calls this February when Entertainment One unleashes the third season of El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the cover art and sizable list of bonus features for the ravenous release.
Press Release: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three
Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.99/$38.99
The Loaded 3-Disc Set Features All 10 Unedited Episodes and Exclusive Extras from the Recently-Wrapped Third Season of the Action-Packed, Horror-Filled Series Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González and Guest Stars Including Ana de la Reguara and Tom Savini
This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three. Across 10 new horror-packed episodes, Miramax and El Rey's fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns on loaded blu-ray and DVD, »
- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Tyler Richardson
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