March 21, 2008

First GI Joe images



Paramount Pictures has released the first two photos of Ray Park in full garb as Snake Eyes in the Stephen Sommers - directed film G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro toy line.

Sommers tells USA Today that the character "is the world's greatest ninja, but he's also next-generation. He's not afraid to use a sword one second, and a split-second later he's pulling out his Glock. His chief nemesis is arguably the world's other great ninja, Storm Shadow. The two grew up together, were blood brothers and now are mortal enemies."

The film is an origin story and Sommers says he plans to explain various strange aspects - from Destro's metal mask to Snake Eyes' lack of speech.

Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arnold Vosloo and Christopher Eccleston all star in the film opening August 7th 2009.

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