Dennis Quaid Spills Details on G.I. Joe
by Alex Billington
February 19, 2008
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.