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G.I. Joe Script Review!

Published January 2, 2006 in Movie Scripts
By Ryan Parsons | Image from LatinoReview
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Though the animated series G.I. Joe (and comic book) was not my favorite of the bunch, the show has a fan base that could be huge when it comes to creating a solid adaptation. And, if the first script review for G.I. Joe is correct, this film could be just as big as Halo.

G.I. Joe Script Review

The good people over at LatinoReview (same people who reviewed the Halo script) have recently smuggled out the revised script for the upcoming adaptation of G.I. Joe. The review claims the script is pretty solid and shows off the six G.I. Joe’s that have made the character selection plus the two commanding officers.

Were your favorite characters picked?

At the opening we meet DUKE and REX as 14-year-old best friends and army brats getting into trouble together. We then cut to the present when they are in their thirties wearing thick extreme weather scuba gear. They swim out of a submarine dock into the deep ocean out in Northern Greenland. They are in front of a highly sophisticated research outpost consisting of a massive ice dome and a dozen yellow steel buildings built to withstand the extreme weather. Back in Washington D.C., in a military intelligence building, amongst high-ranking military and Intel officials, LT. GENERAL HAWK quarterbacks the operation on remote satellite feed. Greenland houses the newest incarnation of Destro Labs, a highly sophisticated, highly illegal, bio-weapons facility. Final clearance just came down from NATO and the Joint Chiefs. The operation has been given a green light. The stated mission objectives? One: Find and remove Destro’s two top scientists – both of whom have found their way onto the INC and UN’s list of wanted war criminals. Two: Completely eliminate the facility’s capacity to operate. A congressman is concerned that how does Hawk know that the lab is Destro’s and not some tree hugger from Harvard studying global warming?

I’m happy to say that this draft is very solid and a great starting point from which to work with. The structure is on point and the subplots fit nicely. Reading the script made me feel like I was back in fifth grade. The action is really cool and there is even some lighthearted comedy in the script that G.I. JOE is also known for. As a longtime fan of the series, I missed out on collecting the figures and such but I am damn glad that I got my hands on this now collectible script and that we are the first to break the story of the upcoming movie to the world. It was a great read and a movie I am most eager to see. Trust me, G.I. JOE fans won’t be disappointed.

Alright, so now we have got a solid script review for G.I. Joe that points out which characters we can select. Now the next big question is what actors will play the selected roles. However, a shiny greenlight and an announced production budget would help also.

Read the entire script review over at LatinoReview.

Stay tuned for updates.

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