A 'Yo, Joe' or 'Say it ain't so' situation?
And speaking of 1980s cartoons, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that Paramount has finally greenlighted a live-action version of G.I. Joe. Thanks to the success of Transformers, the studio is looking to tap all sorts of thirtysomething geekocity by hiring director Stephen Sommers, the mastermind behind the tongue-in-cheek Mummy movies.
The film will reportedly retain the terrorist organization Cobra — led by Cobra Commander and employing classic villains the Baroness, Destro and Zartan — but will make the Joes an international strike force instead of the real American heroes the toy line was billed as. Globalization gets into every nook and cranny of pop culture, doesn’t it?