Tuesday, January 29, 2008
G.I. Joe Raises Average Age of Cast With New Additions
According to Variety and ISEB.net, Dennis Quaid and Arnold Vosloo have joined the cast of Stephen Sommers' film adaptation of G.I. Joe.
Quaid (known most recently for his bout with "manorexia") will play General Hawk, the leader of the G.I. Joe squad. Vosloo (the mummy from The Mummy) is set to play the villainous Zartan, a mercenary who works with COBRA. I don't know who either of these characters are because I never got into G.I. Joe as a kid, but apparently the film is becoming pretty highly anticipated.
The more surprising thing I learned today is that Stuart Beattie wrote the most recent draft of the script. Beattie is responsible for writing Michael Mann's Collateral, one of my favorite films, so I guess this can't hurt the production of G.I. Joe. Hopefully it won't be too ridiculous.