The past few weeks have treated us to two brilliant new trailers – first, an action-packed Japanese trailer, and then a teaser of the four-minute preview attached to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. And now Yahoo Movies have debuted two new recruitment posters for the Cobra Special Forces.
“A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.”
Channing Tatum, Ray Park, and Lee Byung-hun reprise their roles from the first film, with Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, RZA, D.J. Cotrona, Walton Goggins, Jonathan Pryce, and Bruce Willis himself completing the cast as Joe Colton.
Jon M. Chu is behind the camera, directing from a script penned by the brilliant Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland).
The last trailer we saw was full of some pretty immense and impressive action, and despite having not seen the original film, I’m really looking forward to seeing what Chu does here with G.I. Joe: Retaliation. (I will, of course, make sure I watch G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra before the end of March.) It looks like it should be a lot of fun.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be arriving in 3D on 27th March here in the UK, with its US release date set for 29th March. For now, here are the new recruitment posters and video.