'Zombieland' screenwriters want to take on 'the Joe's'!
I don't know how many of you guys actually enjoyed GI Joe: Rise of Cobra, but I didn't. Sure the movie was fun and had some really awesome CGI action sequences; but the endless number of plot-holes and the inaccurate portrayal of some of the characters was too much for me. Naturally, I toss the fact that the film was pretty awful to the scripting because honestly, the special effects were pretty awesome. I was actually surprised to see that the same guys that wrote the script for that film, were also responsible for films like Collateral, as well as the three 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films, movies that I honestly felt were pretty solid. But GI Joe was mediocre at best. Now I don't know how many of you actually caught Zombieland when it was released in theaters last year, but the movie, starring Woody Harrelson was awesome--even if it wasn't a blockbuster, so I was pretty excited when I found out that the screenwriters for Zombieland were going to tackle to script for the sequel to GI Joe. I am really hoping that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the guys that wrote Zombieland, can do GI Joe some justice in the film's sequel. I've got hope for the sequel, not just because of how awesome Zombieland was, but because Reese and Wernick are fans of the genre.
My very first movie was a ‘G.I. Joe’ movie; I used the little ‘G.I. Joe’ action figures [as my actors], I was like 9; the sad thing was that I figured I could do stop-motion with a video camera - and we know that stop motion doesn’t work with a video camera for anyone who’s ever tried it, especially the old video cameras – so, I realized pretty quickly that it wouldn’t be a seamless motion. I’d set them up, deliver the lines.
I feel like a movie is always better when the people scripting are fans of the particular genre, so I really think this is good news.
New characters? Maybe Flint? What about Gung-ho? Also, I cannot wait to see what they'll have Zartan do in the sequel!
We can say that we will be faithful to the first film. We will not be ignoring events from the first in the second. It’s hard to think of it being any bigger; that was a big movie. They blew up a lot of stuff. We hope for it to be as fun, that the characters really pop. We’ll be introducing some new characters.
Just because these guys will remain "faithful" to the first film, does not mean they won't improve on what is already out there. I personally am excited about this, what about you? Are you looking forward to a sequel to GI Joe?