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G.I. Joe

We have updated the G.I. Joe instruction sheets section of the website with some new PDF instructon sheets entries.

Of the updates, the following new entries were added into the database:

  1. SKY SWEEPER JET Instructions
  2. SMOKE SCREEN TRANSPORT Instructions
  3. SURE FIRE and COBRA SLICE figures Instructions
  4. SWAT TEAM SILENT ENTRY Instructions

You can download copies of the instruction sheets from our Hasbro Toy Instruction Sheets section of the website.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: TFATM - on: Friday, 23rd November 2012 at 11:26:42 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. Joe

With volume one of Jim Sorenson's and Bill Forster's latest book, G.I. Joe: Field Manual Volume 1, out now, fans of the series will be please to hear that the 2nd volume of the book, which covers the 2nd season as well as the Dic series, is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.  Set to be released in February 2013, you can preview the book here.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 1st September 2012 at 09:42:23 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. Joe

USA Today have shown of pictures of some of the GI Joe Retaliation toys.  These toys will not be out in the UK, so GI Joe fans will need to import them or purchase them from places like All The Cool Stuff and Kapow Toys

Directed by Jon M. Chu and due out in theaters June 29, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the follow-up to the 1980s military-tinged franchise's first cinematic affair three years ago, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which was the highest pop-culture point to date of three decades of comic books, cartoons and toys.

And with a new movie come new action figures of returning actors Channing Tatum as team leader Duke and Ray Park as the ninja Snake Eyes, franchise newbie Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as heavy machine gunner Roadblock, and many more. (For those who've been waiting for a toy to complement their John McClane action figure, Bruce Willis is in the flick, too, as "original Joe," Joe Colton.) ....

The article shows off toys including Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Duke, Cobra Commander, Cobra Trooper, Joe Trooper, Snake-Eyes, Stormshadow, Red Ninja and Zartan.

Click the news story to see the images

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 11:57:52 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. Joe

The trailer for GI Joe: Retaliation has now been released.  The clip shows character including Roadblock, Scarlett, Snake-Eyes, Jinx, Duke, Cobra Commander, Stormshadow, and Red Ninjas to name a few.

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This instantly looks better then the first live action GI Joe movie, if just for the proper Cobra Commander mask.  Roll on Roll Out Roll Call 2012 and the release of GI Joe Retaliation

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Tuesday, 13th December 2011 at 19:46:04 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. JoeThe Hub have issued the following press release regarding G.I-Joe Renegades and its Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend debut.

The Hub to Premiere New Original Series ‘G.I. Joe Renegades’ During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Coming this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to The Hub, a cable network for kids and their families, is a special two-part premiere of the new half-hour, action-adventure animated series “G.I. Joe Renegades,” Friday, November 26. The Hub is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite households.

The new animated series, a re-imagining of the popular, original series “G.I. Joe A Real American Hero,” takes viewers back to the origins of the G.I. Joe storyline, in which the world’s most elite renegade force of highly trained specialists are forced to band together to prevent their nemesis, the evil forces of Cobra Industries, from achieving global domination.

“G.I. Joe Renegades” is produced for The Hub by Hasbro Studios. The series is executive produced by Jeff Kline, whose television credits include “Transformers: Prime” and “Jackie Chan Adventures.”

Preceding the series debut, The Hub will present a half-hour behind-the-scenes special, “Hub Exclusive: ‘G.I. Joe Renegades’ and ‘Transformers: Prime’” (3:30 p.m. ET), showcasing two original series on The Hub. The special is followed by the world premiere of the first two half-hour episodes (5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET) of “G.I. Joe Renegades.” The series will continue in its regular time period, Friday, December 3, with an encore presentation at 5 p.m. ET and a new episode premiere at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Starring in the series premiere are Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) as “General Abernathy,” and Charlie Adler, the original Cobra Commander from the animated series “G.I. Joe: Resolute,” who reprises his role in the new series. “G.I. Joe Renegades” also includes an all-star lineup of story editors, including Marty Isenberg (“Ben 10,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Batman the Animated Series”) and Henry Gilroy (“Star Wars: Clone Wars,” “The Tick” and “Batman the Animated Series.”)

A full schedule of the “G.I. Joe Renegades” and related programming follows. (All times ET).

“Hub Exclusive: ‘G.I. Joe Renegades” (Premiere: Friday, November 26, 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.. Encore presentations: Monday, November 29, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday, December 3; 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, December 4, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

“G.I. Joe Renegades” - Part 1 of “The Descent”(Premiere: Friday, November 26, 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.. Encore presentations: 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 28, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Friday, December 3, 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.)

“G.I. Joe Renegades” -Part 2 of “The Descent”(Premiere: Friday, November 26, 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.. Encore presentations: 11:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday, November 28, 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Friday, December 3, 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.)

About The Hub:

The Hub is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA - News) (NASDAQ:DISCB - News) (NASDAQ:DISCK - News) and Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS - News) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, and the network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 60 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 3rd November 2010 at 14:09:30 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. Joe

Chris Ryall has answered 10 questions regarding the new GI Joe comic by IDW Publishing.

Regarding a Sigma Six spin-off
In this case, anything's possible and are fair game--we've already talked about the possibility of Sigma Six comics or Origins (the new Warren Ellis-scripted animated thing) or something else. But I did mean what I said before in that I really want to establish our ongoing Joe world before delving into such things. I think if we start spreading too thin at the start, we won't do the fans any favors. And since there's also a movie continuity to contend with, any more than those two might be too much for the foreseeable future.

Regarding the Joes operating out of a PIT base
Yes

Regarding which Joes are in the elite team
This is one of those story details I'm loathe to discuss rather than let them play out. The core team at the start of the #0 issue is largely the same as the movie's cast, albeit in different circumstances, but that changes very quickly, as other faces appear in issue 1 and beyond.

Will Gung-Ho have a shirt?
Matthew McConaughey wants to know why you have to wear a shirt to get some respect... but don't worry, Gung Ho's gonna be treated properly.

On "How much will the stories be dictated by the Hasbro / Hama stories"
I saw a fair share of "free reign" talk over at Phil's board today. Thing of it is, none of us have free reign. I mean, it's a licensed property, we're the licensee, and Larry is the guy we've hired to bring it back to life. But Hasbro is the licensor--they have ultimate say over anything and everything.

That said, Hasbro has been amazingly receptive to what we want to do, and been helpful, beneficial and had some great creative suggestions. This has been the case the entire time we've handled the TF license, since mid-2005 (when we started internally). They like what we've done and we've built up a good level of trust, and all of that played into them awarding us the Joe license.

All of which means that we're not looking at a scenario like two decades ago where a toy release drove the storytelling. Comics and the way they supplement/complement a licensor's efforts have changed and everyone recognizes that and appreciates it. We're not a toy tie-in as much as we're a toy complement. And there are different initiatives and dictates at Hasbro than before, and part of that is ensuring the strength of the Joe brand with their and our core audience. Which sounds like marketing-speak, but what it means is that the comics can be more adult than before, they can tell stories that aren't developed in marketing meetings, and we and by extension Larry have room to tell good stories and develop the world free of such worries.

I don't know all of what happened with past Joe comics, I just know our experience with the TF comics, and it's been a true partnership and a gratifying one. So I'm only optimistic about what we're going to do here, and so are they. And hopefully you. And someday, maybe even Jamar Miller...

How will IDW alter the GI-Joe francise?
I don't know if I completely follow the question, so let me see if this is any answer. Also while perusing Phil's board today, I saw some question/parallel drawn between us hiring Simon Furman to relaunch the TF books for us and now Shane McCarthy, nearly 3 full years after that, coming on to write a big TF title for us. If the concern there, or here, is that we're hiring an "old guarder" to start things and then abandoning them, that's not at all what happened with the TF books. Simon's storyline ran for three years, included what, a dozen Spotlight issues in addition to the main storyline, and now is headed in a different direction. That seems to me to be pretty standard in comics, occasionally shaking things up to reinvigorate things or refocus people on the comics (next up: Me Grimlock, Me Skrull!). Simon is doing multiple other books for us, so the strange talk that we "dumped" him is just that, strange. He guided the entire TF line for us (and Beast Wars and the movie prequel with me) for years and did/does so masterfully. But one person doing everything isn't the best way to give the fans multiple voices or takes on characters. Not every Spider-Man title is written by the same guy. This is that.

With Joe, Larry will be doing the main book for us. If we do other miniseries or Spotlights or what have you, other writers will be along for the ride, too. So there was no circumstance behind AHM other than a new storyline being needed and me wanting to add a new voice to the mix. With Simon, Chris Mowry and now Shane, there's a nice mix of TF writers working on multiple projects. And it's safe to say that there will be multiple writers eventually working on Joe projects, too.

(Then received clarification on the question)

Ahh. The TF thing was partially about making/keeping the comics accessible to new people but also just wanting to do something new and big and different. It honestly spins more out of me being impressed by the level of planning in something like Planet Hulk, where the story itself was one thing but then the *next* story, where the Hulk would eventually return to Earth, was even more highly anticipated. I wanted to do something big, something like Independence Day minus the lame, and strip away a bit of the hard continuity and give people a good new jumping-on point. I think when you rely too much on convoluted continuity to tell stories, you end up with things like Final Crisis that are oft-putting to new or casual fans.

Joe won't be a huge departure from what Hama did before, but then again, it will be because he's a different person and storyteller now. If that makes any sense.

Will the comic start from the beginning?
Aaaand here we are, the $10 question. Three to go after this one (for now), so until those are posted, let me dig into this one.

First, some backstory.

When we first started considering Joe, or even before that, in just keeping an eye on the DDP comics and pondering what we'd do "if," we looked at various options.

Option 1: Keep the continuity, continuing what multiple publishers have done over two-plus decades, trying to wrangle continuity that didn't always make perfect sense or flow perfectly from issue to issue, let alone from publisher to publisher.

Option 2: Pick and choose from the past, and maybe pick up right after Marvel's run ended, ignoring the rest.

Option 3: Do our own thing.

Ultimately, it wasn't even a hard decision.

We respect like crazy what Marvel did. Without that historic run, Joe never would've been a lasting, viable comic property. It would've been Marvel's Masters of the Universe (remember that old DC comic? I do. Or remember Crystar, Crystal Warrior? Or other failed toy comics? Yep, I do). Instead, it and Rom Spaceknight showed that toy comics could be their own thing, could be so much more.

I also respect what others have done since. But the thing of it is, the idea of continuing it brings with it two main problems:
1. It's presumptuous. How in the world would we ever even know what DDP was going to do with the finale of WWIII when we had to get started? We wouldn't, so to assume one thing and have it play out differently would be trouble enough.
2. The bigger point--it's not our story. If we pick up where DDP left off, we're not IDW doing the things that Hasbro wants us to do and that fans expect, we're DDP West. Their concluding storyline left things in a way that we'd need to either invalidate lots of it to be able to include all the characters we want, or we'd have to write around what they did since it wasn't what we'd do. All of which seems much more wrong than blazing our own trail. We'd be one step away from bringing in Mephisto to wipe away the elements we don't want to use.

The biggest point to make is that while we weren't looking to scrap two decades of good (some great, some not so) comics, we were looking to give new fans something to get excited about, something to make old fans anticipate something new rather than more of the same, and something we'd be proud to have our logo on.

Are we doing a reboot? The answer is, we're starting at the beginning. A New Beginning. But we're doing it in a way akin to what they did with James Bond last year. The movie stripped away a lot of the things that had made the franchise feel bloated and ridiculous and started over. Not necessarily scrapping what was to come in the characters' future movies, but resetting things, losing the bloat, making the character stand out again, and reminding people why it was once great.

That's what we're doing. And doing it with Larry, where he's a two-decades-better storyteller than he was, and with the wisdom of years to think about what worked and what didn't, is immensely exciting to me. Before, he was essentially making it up as he went. Now, he know what he wants to do, and is being given the freedom to do it.

I had dinner with Larry in NYC a few weeks ago and we talked about all of this, and in his mind and mine, there was only one way to make this work right, so that's what we're doing.

Time to start fresh, paying tribute to what's come before, not invalidating anything that's come before or reworking it to make it fit with what we want to do, and not being hamstrung by what other people have done.

Time for G.I. Joe: A New Beginning.

Will IDW be touting Snake-eyes as the "uber-character"
It's a hard thing, because EVERYONE loves Snake-Eyes. But I'm also very wary of burning out a good thing right away. So I know he's still going to play a prominent role, but as a member of the Joe team and not as our Wolverine. He'll get his due soon enough, sure, but at the start, the team is what I want to be the focus. There're too many other good characters to focus on on both sides of the fence to let him steal all their thunder.

On reprinting old comics
In more general terms, we just want to really treat the old Joe material as something special, not just comics to scan and release again. So we're still working on the best way to do that, and the best timing, but there'll definitely be a good amount before the movie (which is just good business as well as an effort to quickly get this stuff back in print. Bookstores will be wanting multiple Joe products ahead of the movie). But we'll be recoloring/retouching and likely doing things like The Best of Larry Hama (picked by LH) and other hardcover presentations of the material. I'd expect these to start as soon as February '09.

How are the sillier concepts going to be treated?
People might describe our comics in many ways, but I don't think "silly" will be one of them. Along with what I was saying before, there won't be anything silly--no Ewoks this time--in the comics. Serious action, yes, gritty, yes, but there's a real moratorium on silly.

Alright, there's 10. Thanks for playing.

Now, as most TF fans whove done these Q&As here know, I'm usually terrible about sticking to my "only 10!" rule and end up replying to other things along the way. So feel free to discuss and I'll likely poke my head in and kibbutz a bit more.

Hope this all helped a little bit. Much more to come, obviously. And what'll we start showing off Robert Atkins' stuff.

In other words:

Larry Hama. Robert Atkins. G.I. JOE.
October '08: Issue #0 (24 pages, an all-new 16-page story and lots of sketches and interviews and such)

January '08: G.I. Joe #1 "A New Beginning" part 1 of 6.

Official press release and all that is still coming, too, but in light of the Web leak, this seemed the best way to address the scuttlebutt.

Bonus 11th question -Will the Joe series be mini-stories
That's actually not fully determined yet. I kinda like the idea of a nice, long run, but we'll see. Sometimes the dictates of the market now seem to necessitate restarting with new number ones after each story.


Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Tuesday, 8th July 2008 at 09:00:55 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. JoeSienna Miller recently confirmed that filming for the GI Joe movie ended, whilst being interviewed on the Jonathan Ross show this week. Miller didn't sound only excited about the role, or the movie, which could be worry ... then again she appeared to have no idea about GI Joe either.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Saturday, 21st June 2008 at 20:52:06 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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More news for G.I-Joe fans, Dennis Quaid has signed on to the project to play General Hawk, with Arnold Vosloo signing on to play the ever-popular Zartan. There is still no word on who will voice Destro, though we expect the actor to be announced in the coming forthnight.

This news follows closely on the heals that Hollywood Reporter broke regarding Channing Tatum will be playing Duke in the film. The role was originally going to be played by Sam Worthington, though he could not coordinate the production's schedule with his current work on James Cameron's "Avatar," which has run over schedule.

Here's a reminder of the cast list thus far.

Hawk - Dennis Quaid
Duke - Channing Tatum
Snake Eyes - Ray Park
Scarlett - Rachel Nichols
Ripcord - Marlon Wayans
Heavy Duty - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Breaker - Said Taghmaoui
Rex - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Zartan - Arnold Vosloo
The Baroness - Sienna Miller
Storm Shadow - Byung-hun Lee

The actor for Destro will probably be announced in the next week or so

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 29th January 2008 at 09:56:01 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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IESB recently interviewed G.I-Joe and Transformers producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura regarding both films, though primarily G.I-Joe. Here are some quotes.

When asked about Marlon Wayans playing Ripcord his reply was

Well, let's talk about Marlon for a second. A lot of people are fans of his from the comedic point of view obviously for all the right reasons, but what I think everybody forgets about is how damn good he was in Requiem for a Dream as an actor. And, when we were trying to figure out who would be the right element to make this combination work of Duke as the leader and Ripcord as the best friend who sorta gets Duke in trouble all the time and Duke has to bail him out all the time and have fun with him, we needed a guy who's gonna be funny and we needed a guy who was going to be a good actor. And we went to Marlon and said, "We'd love to talk to you." And he's a gigantic GI Joe fan and immediately asked, "is Cobra in it, is Destro in it?" I mean before he even got to read the script he was so much fun to talk to because he understood what it was. So he got it immediately, and when we did the test, you know, we all looked at each other and the studio and there isn't one person who didn't think it was a no-brainer. So, from our point of view, he's playing a military character who's got some real good quips but he's got to be good, he's got to be physical, and I mean Marlon is a strapping guy, he's got good size to him. So, I think the fans will feel, when they see him, that he is playing the solider that they anticipate anyone from the G.I. Joe group to be.

When asked how the search for the actor to play Destro is going, Lorenzo said things are getting close.

"Within the next two weeks, I will comfortably tell you that. We don't have a guy chosen, we have the list down to about 4 or 5. All of them are of the English, Irish, Scottish persuasion shall we say."

He also confirmed that Hawk should be cast within the next two weeks and that Zartan will also appear in the movie.

On a Transformers Movie 2 note, Lorenzo was wasked about the script and here is what he had to say.

"We're nowhere because of the strike, we won't know until we come back. We have a very fine outline and we know exactly where we want go with the movie but until this writers strike comes back, we'll find out exactly where we are. Michael is completely on top of every detail. He's designed a lot of great stuff already. He's got a lot of great sequences imagined but you know, he needs some writers to work with before he's ready to go, so I would say June 2nd is an unofficial start, it's the target date we'd like to go for but, you know, we've got to get some writers to help us."

You can read the interview in full here.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Thursday, 10th January 2008 at 09:33:28 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Good news for fellow G.I-Joe fans, another actor / character has been confirmed for the 2009 live action G.I-Joe film and this time they do not have British connections. Variety report that Marlon Wayans has signed on to play Ripcord. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also rumoured to be close to signing on to the film which is set ten years in the future. The film is due to begin shooting next month with Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Adewale Akinnuote-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui and Ray Parks all already signed onboard with the movie

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Monday, 7th January 2008 at 09:25:31 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Slashfilm report here, that Scotland's own Ray Park (Darth Maul (Star Wars), The Toad (X-Men), Iron Fist (Iron Fist)) has been cast as Snake Eyes in the 2009 live action G.I-Joe movie. Ray Park joins Sienna Miller (The Baroness) as the first two confirmed cast members for the Paramount Pictures film. You can read up on Ray's martial arts background on his own website.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 6th December 2007 at 10:17:02 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Variety report that British actress Sienna Miller has signed on to the G.I-Joe Movie and will play the lead female in he movie .... The Baroness. Variety go on to report that the "story is set at Brussels-based GIJOE, an acronym for the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, and revolves around an international co-ed force of operatives who use high-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil org headed by a Scottish arms dealer." So effectively G.I-Joe vs Destro, so it looks like Cobra Commander may not make an appearance, or at least if he does it, it will simply be to further the plot for future movies.

Filming is set to begin in mid-feb 2008

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 20th November 2007 at 09:08:41 GMT | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. JoeParamount Pictures has named Stuart Beattie to write the script for the new GI Joe film. The full press release reads below.

Note that The story is set at Brussels-based G.I.J.O.E. which now means Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity.


Paramount Pictures is has roped in Stuart Beattie to pen the script for the new 'G.I. Joe' movie.

The studio is determined to start work on the project as soon as possible, especially after the success of Paramount/DreamWorks' Transformers," which is also based on a Hasbro toy line.

Paul Lovett and David Elliot and Skip Woods are some of the writers who have penned earlier drafts for the project that has been in the pipeline for some time now, reports Variety.

Pre-production is likely to begin by the end of the year, and Paramount is expecting the production to start in February, with the movie expected to hit the big screen in summer 2009.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Hasbro's Brian Goldner, Sommers and partner Bob Ducsay are producing the film.

The story is set at Brussels-based G.I.J.O.E. which means Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity.

The film is based on an international co-ed force of operatives who use high-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil org headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 31st August 2007 at 12:41:27 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

G.I. JoeIt's been confirmed that Paramount Pictures, alongside Hasbro, are set to release a live action GI-Joe movie (scheduled for 2009) with the director Stephen Summers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) and Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers).

A full press release was sent out 2 hours ago with the following information:

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Call it "G.I. Go." Paramount Pictures finally has mobilized "G.I. Joe," hiring the director of the "Mummy" movies to shoot a live-action film based on the popular Hasbro military action figures.

"G.I. Joe" had long been in development at Paramount, though it gained traction thanks in part to "Transformers," the hit summer movie based on another Hasbro toy line.

While G.I. Joe toys have been around for decades, the movie will be based on the toy line launched in the 1980s, which also was tied to a Saturday morning cartoon and comic book series.

Director Stephen Sommers' take was inspired by a trip to Hasbro's headquarters in Rhode Island, where he learned in depth about the world of G.I. Joe. Sommers then met with Paramount brass, who sparked to his ideas. The studio is eyeing a summer 2009 release.

The film will see 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, metal-faced arms dealer 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, who were led by a Joe named Duke.

The full name of the '80s toy line was G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, but in a reflection of the global nature of tentpoles and current geopolitical climate, the Yankee nature of the strike force is being dropped, with the team now having an international flavor.

Category: G.I. Joe | Submitted by: Moonbug - on: Friday, 24th August 2007 at 08:55:31 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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