Remember that surprise news yesterday that G.I. Joe: Retaliation was being pushed back nearly a year for a 3-D conversion with just over one month to go before it was supposed to be released at the end of June? I thought you might. Well, today’s late breaking addendum to the story suggests that studio execs had more in mind than dollar signs when they went forward with the last minute move.
According to Retaliation star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson there maybe more than meets the eye (Sorry, wrong franchise…) to this decision.
So it looks like they’re going to be adding new scenes, shot in 3-D, to the finished film. In addition, there’s rumors that the Powers That Be are trying to persuade Joseph Gordon-Levitt to come back as Cobra Commander. What exactly that might entail given the fact that the film features a more “traditional” looking CC is unknown.
In other news, the post on Comic Book Movie re-visited some interested comments made by Retaliation director Joh M. Chu when he was interviewed at South by Southwest earlier this year by The Hollywood Reporter
THR: How was it decided not to shoot the film in 3D?
Jon M. Chu: There was a point where we were talking about it when I first came. It seemed like a natural thing, but I told them, “I know 3D. This is what we need. If we’re going to do 3D, we’re going to do it right.” It had a certain price tag to it, and I was like, if you guys are down I’m down, but I do need more time to do it right. And they were about to do it but they cut it just a little bit short, and [I said,] “if you guys are going to cut it short there is no point. Let’s make a movie — let’s go for it and we’ll go all out. And we shot on film, super-35, and I thought this may be one of the last times I get to shoot on film, and it was actually kind of freeing. I mean, I love 3D and I think there is a lot you can do with it, but there is something to be said about just not waiting for anything. You’re just going. We shot so much film. I mean I think we shot 1.2 million feet of film.
Anyway, this still feels like a dumb move considering the literal 11th hour timing. Take another look at the trailer below and tell me that you’re not, at least, a little intrigued to see this one.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie