The people at Ain't It Cool News are calling this a done deal, but as of right now it is only a rumor. They claim that Channing Tatum has been cast in the lead role of Duke in Paramount's G.I. Joe movie that's lined up for an August 7, 2009 release. Joining a rather eclectic cast of Rachel Nichols, Ray Park (everyone's favorite tattoo-faced Sith lord), Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tatum and Co. are supposed to begin work on the film sometime next month in L.A.
I'm not sure what to think about this. I don't really find it necessary to start turning 80's toys into films, but then again - remakes are starting to get really tedious, so maybe filmmakers are having to tap into another source of potential. Here's hoping we don't see a "Stretch Armstrong" movie in 2012.