Latest word on the street concerning the upcoming retro remake of G.I. Joe is out. Paramount Pictures has set an August 7, 2009 release date for the movie, to be directed by Stephen Sommers from a Stuart Beattie script. It's a long way off and it's almost scary how fast the hype starts building.
The latest on the cast for this anticipated show is: they've found their first actor.
Sienna Miller is the first actor listed in. The British actress will play the film's female lead, described as a raven-haired baroness and sexy femme fatale skilled in espionage - which some movie-watchers are claiming to be the Baroness.
Now, although the script is based on the super-cool Hasbro toy line, hints of the actual movie plot are as follows; the story is set at Brussels-based GIJOE, an acronym for the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, and revolves around an international co-ed force of operatives who use high-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a Scottish arms dealer.
It's different; but good-different? Too early to tell.