VICTORIA’S Secret lingerie model Karolina Kurkova plays Covergirl in Paramount Pictures’ G.I.Joe movie but her costume couldn’t be less covergirl-ish. Promotional photos show Victoria’s Secret angel dressed in ugly grey army fatigues - just when did authenticity get a role in action fantasy with a lingerie model?No wonder some disappointment has been expressed by the boy-bloggers and fans of G.I.Joe. Information about the movie is sketchy, with even the industry Bible of film production imdb.com still listing Brendan Fraser on its cast list - a fact which Robert Sanchez of www.iesb.net has announced is wrong, after visiting the set.
Sanchez says he was one of only six members of the media allowed to visit the Downey Studios this week - though his interviews with the cast have been embargoed. Instead he writes on his blog about the studio location - which was once used by NASA to construct different vehicles for the Apollo Space Program and for the building of the Space Shuttles Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor.
Again with the authenticity? The script is co-written by Sydney’s Stuart Beattie, who wrote Baz Luhrman’s Australia and the three Pirates of the Caribbean screenplays. But lets get it straight, for those of us who might think that G.I.Joe is a character, G.I.Joe stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity - a unit of black operatives who operate out of a headquarters called The Pit.
And the G.I.Joes go by loveable names such as Duke, Snake Eyes, and General Hawk. Apart from Robert Sanchez’s ravings about the sets, it appears that concern is that the casting of Dennis Quaid and the rubber outfits are signs that the movie will turn out a little camp. But Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in Phantom Menace, does play Snake Eyes.
Paramount released a few photos of cast in black rubber costumes a while back which met with cool to disappointed responses from online G.I.Joe fans. The latest photos were of Sienna Miller on set in her black rubber suit. There’s not a lot of compliments in the online community of potential theatre-goers - apart from the ravings of Robert Sanchez for iesb.net.
Not that Paramount will be worried about one flop next year, as Variety’s Anne Thompson reports in her blog, the studio raked in $1 billion on the back of a year of blockbusters including: Indiana Jones, Kung Fu Panda, Iron Man, and the No Country For Old Men, which won an Oscar for Best Film.
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