Thursday, September 18, 2008

NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Gets Screened in the UK

 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Poster from San Diego Comic-Con 2008 with Channing Tatum as Duke'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' has not released a digital version of the official poster you see on this post, but thanks to someone who attended the 2008 Comic-Con conference in San Diego a few weeks back, we are able to get another look at the poster that features Channing Tatum as Duke.

Paramount also recently held a press screening in London to promote their 2009 slate of movies, which of course includes the release of Channing's highly-anticipated action film 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'. Although they confiscated the attendee's mobile phones upon entry to the screening so no photos or video could be taken, one of the attendees decided to report on what he saw.

The movie is still in the editing room, but the press was shown a number of unfinished scenes that included introductions to characters Duke (Channing Tatum), The Baroness (Sienna Miller) and Snake Eyes (Ray Park). They were also shown a computer generating scene which acted as a story board for the eventual filming.

Although the reporter did not give a lot of details, he mentioned they saw scenes where the Baroness comes home to her mansion in France, where a member of GI Joe is captured by COBRA, and where the main characters are involved in a huge car chase that eventually topples the Eiffel Tower in France. He also said that the film looks like its going to be "massively enjoyable".

Finally, IESB's Robert Sanchez caught up with 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' uber producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on the red carpet of Shia Labeouf's 'Eagle Eye' movie premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Bonaventura confirmed that they are still hoping to have a trailer released in theaters by the holidays, and as long as they can get the special effects completed in time, they should be able to reach their goal. Fans can CLICK HERE to watch the red carpet interview for yourselves.

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' is scheduled to hit US theaters on August 7, 2009, and you can CLICK HERE to get a list of international release dates for the film.

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