Tag Archives: Action figures

Super Bowl commercial: G.I. Joe: Retaliation brings the cheese

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra more than most people did, so it heartens me to say that this short 30 second spot feels more larger-than-life than the first full trailer. Point being, I don’t want a G.I. Joe movie that is ‘dark, gritty,[...]

“Smurfs” could trigger more ’80s nostalgia: What’s next?

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Smurfin’ Smurfs. The Hollywood Reporter estimates Jon Favreau’s “Cowboys & Aliens” will collect $13-$13.5 million on Friday, which would mean about only $38 million for the weekend. Likewise, Sony Pictures’ “The Smurfs” should make around $38-40 million over the weekend. In other words, Han Solo and[...]

Paramount makes wrong scheduling move for GI Joe: Retaliation and Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

HollywoodNews.com: As expected, Paramount was the first to blink this afternoon, moving Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol away from its December 16th release date where it would have gone head-to-head with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. The Brad Bird-directed sequel will now open five[...]

“Space Invaders” heading to the big screen

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: At least it’s not another superhero. Instead, producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Odd Lot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker plan on bringing the classic video game “Space Invaders” to the big screen, THR reports. Now that they’ve optioned the rights to the title, the producers are searching for[...]

Adrianne Palicki joins The Rock in G.I. Joe sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Producers behind the “G.I. Joe” franchise made a major splash when they added Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the cast of the upcoming sequel. Now more coveted names are joining the ensemble. Adrianne Palicki, star of “Friday Night Lights” and the failed “Wonder Woman” TV show,[...]

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirms role in “G.I. Joe”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The “Fast and Furious” franchise added Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for its fifth installment, and the end result was solid reviews (78% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and stellar box office ($568 million and counting at the worldwide box office). Wisely, other franchises are lining up in[...]

G.I. Joe sequel has a release date, new director

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now this is what we call “fast-tracked.” Days after Paramount Pictures opted to go with “Just Bieber: Never Say Never” director John Chu as the helmer of the next “G.I. Joe” adventure, the sequel has a release date. ComingSoon reports that the as-yet-untitled “G.I. Joe” sequel[...]