There was a time when I wasn't interested in the G.I. Joe movie. I used to play with the action figures when I was a kid, but it was Ireland in the 1980's and they were known as Action Force, but I didn't hold any excitement for this film.
Then Stephen Sommers signed on. I really love Deep Rising, and I hold a certain respect for The Mummy movies, but he lost me with Van Helsing. It's not that I loathe the film, it's just that it was a wasted opportunity. A huge wasted opportunity.
However, I'm a big fan of Dennis Quaid, there's something about the movies that he's made in the last decade or so that elevate him into the "must watch" priorty list.
In the last day or so a barrage of G.I Joe character pictures have bombarded the net...and they look quite cool. With great thanks to Collider and one of our wonderful regular readers "Scott" for the heads-up on these fantastic images!
Dennis "The Quaid" Quaid as General Hawk
Christopher "Remember me - I was Doctor Who" Eccleston as Destro
Sienna "I'm an actress... really" Miller as Baroness
Said "Who Me?" Taghmaoui as Breaker
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty. Man I can't even pronounce it never mind stick a joke in there!
Marlon "Yes - I'm one of them" Wayans as Ripcord
Well, that should be enough G.I. Joe to keep you going for a while.
G.I. Joe opens on August 7, 2009.