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Dennis Quaid Spills Details on G.I. Joe

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February 19, 2008

Dennis Quaid as General Hawk in G.I. Joe

There have been quite a few minor updates on the upcoming G.I. Joe movie recently, and now Dennis Quaid has come in and spilled the beans. I might be the only one who thinks this at the moment, but I have a good feeling that G.I. Joe is on track to be the next Transformers - an 80's franchise revamp that is going to kick some serious ass. Quaid, who plays General Hawk, was recently interviewed over at ComingSoon for Vantage Point where he spoke quite a bit about what we will (and won't) see in G.I. Joe.

The photo of Quaid on set above comes initially from IESB, who snapped the exclusive pic. It's not much to see, but is a good compliment to this article and something to keep in mind when reading what Quaid has to say. He kicks it off by actually saying that he's not involved in too much action in this one, which is quite odd and possibly even shocking. "Not so much for me in this one. Hopefully, there's going to be two more after this. I don't really have a lot to do here in the first one. I really signed up for the future as well." However, that just sounds like General Hawk is out of the action, possibly overseeing it, in this one and he'll be more involved in the future sequels.

When asked whether his character has any female interests, as Hollywood typically throws in, Quaid actually said that he doesn't. But this where things get good and he goes into explaining a bit more of what we can expect.

"I have no romances, but my aide-de-camp is a Victoria's Secret supermodel, Karolina Kurkova, her name is Cover Girl, so it can't be too serious. It's a little bit like the cartoon show and it's a little bit like a modern action film, and it's also a little like James Bond old-style back in the '60s with Specter taking over an island for it's own criminal country and a threat to the entire world. It's somewhat tongue-in-cheek and great action and it just seems like a lot of fun. I just wanted to be a part of it."

So from the sounds of it, Cobra Command might take over an island or a piece of land and use that to threaten the world. Definitely sounds like something perfectly suited for the G.I. Joe! And as I said before, it also sounds a lot like Transformers, with the humor and camp combined with lots of great action and fun. This really does sound like it will be the perfect G.I. Joe movie, capturing everything that made the action figures, the cartoon, and the comics so great.

You'd imagine that because this whole movie originated with action figures anyway, that they would be making new ones based off of these new actors like Quaid. Fortunately that is the case and Quaid says that he's already been scanned for his action figure and "it's anatomically correct, too." He finishes up with G.I. Joe saying that this isn't going to be a movie with any political connotation, but instead "it's a straight-up 'blow things up' (movie). People gotta have it." Yes they most certainly do!

The logo at the bottom is the official movie logo courtesy of SlashFilm. It first appeared in Hasbro's booth at the New York Toy Fair.

G.I. Joe is directed by Stephen Sommers (Deep Rising, The Mummy, Van Helsing) and written by both Stuart Beattie and Skip Woods. The movie arrives in theaters on August 7th, 2009.

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  • Curtis
    Should be a hell of a ride.....
  • IHateChildren
    With Dennis Quaid's acting, you can be sure that it's going to be hell....
  • IHateChildren
    Jk, this looks awesome!
  • IHateChildren
    Gosh durn fanboys! Stop using my name! While everyone is wishing this will turn out to be awesome, deep down, you know how much this is going to fail miserably. Dennis Quaid is bad enough. But him AND Channing Tatum? *Shudders*
  • Tony
    I really hope they can pull this off. I still have that child inside me that is all about G.I. Joe. If this movie fails I guess it will be time to put away all the memories and crawl into a dark and scary world of responsibilties.
  • Alex
    Transformers kicked ass? Were we watching the same movie that Bumblebee peed on John Tuturro? Seriously? I want to know who's playing Zoltan and the Dreadknocks? Or Tomax and Xamot? And will the weapons fire blue and red lasers?
  • Matt S.
    Alex, it seems that you're not a true fan...zARtan!
  • Alex
    G.I. Joe? Big? The two movies confuse me. Thanks for the correction.
  • avoidz
    Meh, I'm waiting for the ThunderCats movie (preferably, animated). Bring on the toy-line movies! :)
  • ray
    so far i think the best casted member is ray parks. i thin they could have found some one more mature too play duke. Jet li I think would have been excellent for storm shadow.The others I am not to sure about. Hopefully it will be a great script and everything falls into place
  • Django
    Was Hawk ever a character in the show? I saw pictures of him and assumed he was Flint.

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