Thursday, August 30, 2007

G.I. Joe movie enlists a writer

Paramount Pictures recently announced they would be making a live-action adaptation of the popular Hasbro action figures, G.I. Joe. Last week, Stephen Sommers was signed to direct the movie, and now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Stuart Beattie has been enlisted to write the film.

The 2009 film will likely have different branches of the military joining forces to fight the evil terrorist group Cobra.

So with Beattie writing the film, will G.I. Joe be any good? Well, he wrote Collateral, so that's good news, and he also wrote Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the only well-written movie of the trilogy. He also has the upcoming flick 30 Days of Night to look forward to, so this guy's career is certainly taking off.

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