Silent Yet Deadly
Let’s be honest, the live-action adaptations of the G.I. Joe property aren’t good. Nowhere close. While you might be able to find some cheesy charm in the first flick, it’s sequel washed it all down the drain with laughable characters, a boring narrative and action that had no bite to it whatsoever. That being said, if there was one factor that consistently provided entertainment for the audience, it was the ninja known as Snake Eyes. The dude was just a badass, whose fight scenes often stole the show. Now it seems that studios are starting to agree, given how they have decided to give the Joe’s silent killer the spotlight.
According to an article on IGN –
Robert Schwentke, director of such films as RED and R.I.P.D., is in early talks to direct Snake Eyes, a G.I. Joe spinoff film.
As reported by TheWrap, Schwentke will be helming the Paramount and Allspark Pictures film based on the fan favorite Ninja Commando, Snake Eyes.
Beauty and The Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos has written the first draft for the film and the story “centers on the character’s origins where he tries to become a member of the Arashikage Clan, a ninja clan based in Japan.”
Snake Eyes will be the third G.I. Joe film since G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra “grossed more than $300 million worldwide back in 2009 on a reported production budget of $175 million, not including prints and advertising.
Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, in the spring of 2016, began developing their own cinematic universe that was based on Hasbro properties and included, in addition to G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaires, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM.
Snake Eyes is currently set to be released in theaters on March 27, 2020.
Do you think that a martial-arts spin-off could be the thing to save Hasbro’s currently dismal attempt at a cinematic universe, or will Snake Eyes fall short like the rest of his unit?
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