Will These Five New Posters and a TV Spot Save G.I. Joe?
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2009
I doubt it. I'm not one for making accurate early predictions, but I fear G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is already headed down the tubes. Even if you were still looking forward to it a few weeks ago, that rumor about the internal struggles probably killed it. And I don't think putting out new posters and a new TV spot are going to make everyone forget how bad it looks or the story about how it probably shouldn't have been directed by Stephen Sommers. But maybe that's just me. Maybe I just think this looks so bad and everyone else thinks it looks good, I don't know. I just don't think these posters are going to make a difference.
Click on any of the five posters above to be taken back to the original source to see all of them in full-size.
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra is directed by big action filmmaker Stephen Sommers, of The Jungle Book, Deep Rising, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing previously. The screenplay was co-written by Stuart Beattie, of Collateral, Derailed, and 30 Days of Night previously, as well as Skip Woods, of Swordfish and Hitman previously. The movie is based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe line of toys that debuted in 1964. Paramount will premiere G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra in theaters everywhere on August 7th this year.