You’ve read the cast announcement, and now you can see most of the actors decked out and combat-ready. Entertainment website What Would Tyler Durden Do (WWTDD.com) has posted publicity pics of the various stars of G.I. Joe, Paramount’s upcoming live-action feature film based on the classic action figure line and cartoon series. The film is slated for release on August 7, 2009
Written by Stuart Beattie (30 Days of Night, the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy), the G.I. Joe movie will take place 10 years in the future, focusing on operatives of the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an elite, international strike force based in Brussels. The ensemble cast is led by Dennis Quaid as grizzled team leader Hawk and Channing Tatum as top soldier Duke Hauser. Rounding out the team are Marlon Wayans as Ripcord, Rachel Nichols as hand-to-hand combat and counterintelligence expert Scarlett, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as ordinance expert Heavy Duty, Said Taghmaoui as communications specialist Breaker, Ray Park as mute ninja Snake Eyes and Sienna Miller as a spy known as The Baroness.
Stephen Sommers, who directed the Universal monster movies The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing, is directing and producing G.I. Joe with producing partner Bob Duscay. Fresh from his success with DreamWorks/Paramount’s adaptation of Hasbro’s Transformers brand, Lorenzo di Bonaventura is also producing with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner. Check out the latest images at http://wwtdd.com/post.phtml?pk=5103.