Earlier tonight we got our first look at Snake Eyes – G.I. Joe Origins in action via a teaser trailer and quick featurette from Paramount. We’ve run both for some key screen captures so everyone can further dig down and check for those Easter eggs! There are a couple in there along with overall great visuals. Read on to check out 80+ shots in HD format!
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Thanks to a legal document submitted to the United States Securities & Exchange Commission yesterday, we have learned that Paramount Pictures will continue working with Hasbro to produce future G.I. Joe movies.
“Paramount has several multi-picture production, distribution and financing relationships, including its recently extended agreement with Skydance Productions (“Skydance”) and a new overall deal with Hasbro Inc. (“Hasbro”). Under the Skydance agreement, Paramount and Skydance will continue to work together to produce and finance certain Paramount films, and Paramount has a first look on Skydance-initiated projects, including animated films. Paramount’s agreement with Hasbro involves the production, financing and distribution of live action and animated films based on Hasbro’s expansive list of properties. Paramount and Hasbro will also continue to work together on the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises, including the first Transformers spinoff – Bumblebee – which is scheduled for theatrical release in December 2018.”
While we have heard of the agreement before, this is the first time we are seeing it on a legal documentation. It is also important to note that Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises are highlighted prominently and the fact that the partnership with Skydance Productions is also extended. Skydance helped Paramount to produce both G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
This submission came directly after Viacom’s annual conference call to close the financial outcome of Fiscal Year 2018. The parent company of Paramount Pictures reported a positive output after 2014.
“In addition to our internal executive team, we enter in — entered into multi-year relationships with Hasbro, which brought us the Transformers and G.I. Joe films.” said James ‘Jim’ Gianopulos, Chairman & CEO. “In film, we have a diverse slate of 13 theatrical releases versus fiscal 2018’s nine releases. These include the latest installment of the Transformers franchise, Bumblebee.”
What do you expect to see from future G.I. Joe movies? Let your thoughts known, on the thread associated with this news post.
We have received a word from Paramount’s side that G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes has been moved from pre-production stage to production.
Furthermore, the title has been revised from just ‘Snake Eyes’ to ‘G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes’. This move may have been done in order to avoid confusion with the famous 1998 Nicolas Cage movie of the same name (also produced by Paramount Pictures).
Speaking of which, Hasbro’s own Allspark Pictures division will be co-producing the movie alongside Paramount.
Update: No director or cast member listed yet, but we hope to hear more info in an official capacity very soon.
Additional crew recruitment is currently in motion. If you are working in the entertainment industry, you may receive job openings (on your subscribed channels) to work for the movie. We received no word regarding extras.
Also, it is interesting to note that G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes carries the description “G. I. Joe Reboot Movie” from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos. The movie is slated to release on March 27th, 2020.
Dungeons & Dragons movie will also be produced simultaneous to the new G. I. Joe movie for a 2021 release date.
Producer Loranzo di Bonaventura will address the gathered audience at the 2018 VRTL Media Summit (organized yearly by Paramount Pictures) to talk about his past, present and future work.
What’s so special about this announcement is the official Paramount Pictures press blurb for the media; seemingly confirming the title of the next G.I. Joe movie.
“Upcoming releases are the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee (2018), directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena and Pet Sematary (2019). Films in development include a Sammy Davis Jnr biopic and Snake Eyes, both for Paramount Pictures.”
Coming from an official Paramount Pictures website, we can take this announcement as the official title reveal for the movie which was also privately revealed, not too long ago.
It is highly likely that the audience will hear more about the future of the G.I. Joe Live Action Movie Franchise as well.
If you want to listen to Mr. Bonaventura you will have to dish out $900 (for pre-registration before November 5th) or $1500 (for regular registration). However, in order to be eligible for the tickets, you must be a prolific member of the entertainment industry with many years of industry expertise in addition to be in a senior position of the company you work for (which should also be a well established company in the entertainment industry).
As always, major entertainment news outlets may provide what was discussed, but it is too early to tell whether the information regarding G.I. Joe will hit the internet unless there is a journalist who care enough to report the topic.
Snake Eyes is slated to release on March 27th, 2020 with a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos. You can check out the full press release, after the jump.
Well, things are certainly moving forward behind-the-scenes for the upcoming G. I. Joe live action movie; Snake Eyes. It was only a couple of days ago that we broke the news regarding the potential title of the movie.
Speaking exclusively to Discussing Film, screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast, The Nutty Professor) stated today that the upcoming movie will hark back to the Bruce Lee era.
This interview not only confirmed Evan Spiliotopoulos involvement as the screenwriter but also the look & feel of the movie.
“I’m going to be very coy” stated Mr. Spiliotopoulos. “But I’ll say this: our vision is a Hong Kong movie of the 70s directed by Akira Kurosawa. I wish I could get into the story but that’s the idea. The idea is to go back to the rough and tumble, you know… a Bruce Lee movie but directed by one of the greatest Japanese directors of all time.”
It seems as though the script is indeed ready and it’s just a matter of time until we hear more news regarding the principal photography.
Snake Eyes is slated to release on March 27th, 2020.
You can check out the full interview, after the jump.
Industry rumors coming in from Paramount side suggests that the next G. I. Joe movie will simply be titled as Snake Eyes.
This new information surfaced thanks to a good friend of this newsie who attended a small media briefing regarding the future of Paramount Pictures ltd. The rumor matches up with several details we heard not too long ago.
While we want you to take this news with a grain of salt, one thing that was 100% confirmed is the fact that Lorenzo di Bonaventura will reprise his duties as the Producer of the new movie. Mr. Bonaventura acted as the producer for both G. I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra and G. I. Joe: Retaliation as well as all six Transformers movies which includes the upcoming Transformers: Bumblebee.
Bumblebee is a huge departure (in a good way) from the tone of the previous five Transformers movies and we expect Snake Eyes to do the same.
The story is rumored to set around young Snake Eyes and the formation of the G. I. Joe team.
Snake Eyes is slated to release on March 27th, 2020. More information about the movie is expected to arrive somewhere in November.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying Paramount and Hasbro have thrown a Joe spinoff movie featuring Snake Eyes into development, with Evan Spiliotopoulos, (Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War) in talks to write the script.
What do you think? In the two previous movies Snake Eyes has been wonderfully performed by Ray Park and kicked ninja butt both times, so I’m excited to see this happen.
Lots of new details have emerged about the third GI Joe movie. Of course it’s still way off in the future, so take all this information with a grain of salt, but the details are pretty exciting.
Paramount Pictures is looking to position the dynamic entertainer at the center of their floundering G.I. Joe franchise by making him the lead in G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant, set to be released March 27, 2020.
Working off a script from the writing duo of Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol), the film is set to see Johnson’s Roadblock, who first appeared in 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, assemble a new team of Joes to stop terrorists from launching a dark matter WMD that will turn their targets to dust!
Corsican twins, the Paoli brothers will be the film’s main antagonists. While Tomax will do his work as a ruthless politician, his more unhinged and scarred twin Xamot will take care of the dirty work. Fans will remember the two were high-ranking Cobra officials and headed the Crimson Guard for a time and while we’re not entirely sure what part Cobra will play in the larger plot, we are told to expect a cameo from Cobra Commander!
As for the team that Roadblock will assemble, it seems that Appelbaum and Nemec really hit the books and are giving us a mix of some newer Joes along with some great old timers that should provide nostalgic 80’s kids with plenty to smile about. The script calls for the returns of Scarlet, Snake Eyes and General Joe Colton and a whole slew of new recruits.
One of two female leads, Janack is a Czech marksman brought in by Roadblock to help lead his group of Joes. In the comics, Janack was a member of the elite Czech unit known as the Oktober Guard, a group of Eastern European specialists who were basically the equivalent of the Joes.
One of the world’s top nuclear physicists, Burkhart is brought in from the UPA (Unexplained Phemonenon Agency) to consult on the dark matter inside the WMD.
Of course there’s more… characters like Wild Bill, Barbeque, Flagg, Doc, Keel Haul.
New information has been released about the future of the G.I. Joe Movie franchise and many other Hasbro brands that children of the 80’s will always remember. The problem is they want to unite those brands as a Hasbro Movie Universe with no mention of Transformers being included.
I have VERY LITTLE faith that Paramount writers will be able to pull this off without an anchor like Marvel doing most of the leg work, and the loyal fans base threatening Armageddon if they change to much. The press release does not mention if this will be one focused movie or cameo connected universe with each receiving it’s own Live Action Movie.
Read on to see the full press release:
You may remember that last month our own SilverOptimus brought us word that Akiva Goldsman Is To Lead A Writers Team For Upcoming G. I. Joe Movies. Thanks to The Hollywould Reporter, we now have word on the other brands that will apparently reside alongside G.I.Joe in this new movie universe. Those brands include Microauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM, Space Knight (?). From THR:
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are embarking on a new universe of interrelated characters and stories. The studio — which is already in the process of expanding its Transformers universe after four movies based on that popular Hasbro toy line — is announcing a new deal with Hasbro on Tuesday that will see Paramount and Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, build an interconnected, cross-property onscreen universe, featuring characters from five of Hasbro’s other brands: G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM.
This scenario points to Hasbro’s Unit-E initiative, which we initially reported on 4 years ago at NYCC. To refresh your memory, we’ve mirrored some of the scans we shared back then with this story. So, what are your thoughts? Do you think the likes of Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K, ROM and G.I.Joe all fit within the same universe, or do you think individual attention should be paid to our beloved Modern Army Action Figure? Sound off after the break!