Jon M. Chu Godfathers ‘Run,’ High Concept Horror For Lionsgate

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 10:58am PST
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jonchuuEXCLUSIVE: G.I. Joe: Retaliation helmer Jon M. Chu and Hieu Ho have made a deal to produce Run, a high concept action horror film they’ve set at Lionsgate under their Chu Studios banner. Alex Ankeles & Morgan Jurgenson … Read More »

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Paramount & MGM Sued For $23M By ‘G.I. Joe’ Writers Who Claim Sequel Was ‘Stolen’

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 4:27pm PDT

Two of the screenwriters of the first G.I. Joe movie have filed a multi-million copyright infringement suit against Paramount Pictures, MGM, Hasbro and Di Bonaventura Pictures. In their two-claim complaint (read it Read More »

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‘G.I. Joe 2′ Debuts 2013′s Best Overseas & 2nd Best Easter Weekend Here; ‘The Croods’ Holds Strong, Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Seduces; ‘The Host’ Weakens

By | Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 12:03pm PDT

SUNDAY 12 PM, 10TH UPDATE: No peace on Easter Weekend because Hollywood studios are now fighting over records. Disney is insisting that it had 2013′s biggest global opening for Oz The Great And Powerful of $148M worldwide. … Read More »

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‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Limited 3D Release Set For March 28

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 1:36pm PST

Ross Lincoln is a Deadline contributor.

The IMAX 3D version, featuring a full digital remastering, will coincide with the film’s wide release beginning internationally on March 28, 2013, with the North American release following the next day. The IMAX 3D version will run for a single week in select theaters.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation has a wild journey to theaters. Originally scheduled for a June 29, 2012 release, Paramount baffled industry observers in May when, after a costly ad campaign that included a Super Bowl trailer, it was learned that the film was being rescheduled. The official justification for the rescheduling was a 3D makeover intended to boost international ticket sales. However, the production has been dogged by persistent rumors that the real reason for the switch is costly reshoots to change the plot so that Duke, played by Channing Tatum, is not killed early in the film. Tatum of course enjoyed a huge 2012, with The Vow, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike all strong hits. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

By | Wednesday December 12, 2012 @ 9:38am PST

Paramount‘s G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and Jonathan Pryce and bows March 29, 2013. John M. Chu directed a script from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, which got some major tweaking that pushed back its original summer release date. Here’s the latest … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Dwayne Johnson In ‘Snitch’

By | Wednesday November 21, 2012 @ 11:57am PST

Dwayne Johnson goes undercover to nail a drug cartel to free his imprisoned son who was set up for a bust. Snitch is slated for February 22nd, and Johnson has at least four other movies coming out next year: G.I. Joe: Retaliation on March 29, Pain Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

By | Thursday November 1, 2012 @ 1:07pm PDT

This is a second international trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the action sequel that Paramount pushed back from a prime summer bow this year to March 29, 2013. At the time the studio said it was delaying the pic to add 3D. But it turned out after Read More »

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Digital Domain Says Studios “Freaking Out”; Gets OK On September 21 Auction

By | Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 1:11pm PDT

Hollywood studios will not be pulling the plug on projects at the financially troubled special-effects company after Digital Domain got some breathing room yesterday in bankruptcy court. Judge Brenden Shannon approved a fast-tracked auction of Digital Domain Media Group for September 21 and a debtor-in-possession order (read it here) that gives the almost-broke company immediate access to almost $12 million. The new auction date comes after newly named DDMG chief Ed Ulbrich told the court that six Hollywood studios told him they would start pulling projects from the Oscar-winning company this week unless Digital Domain had a clear financial path forward. The loss of those effects projects would result in the removal of what is currently 80% of the company’s revenues. “We’ve been fighting diligently to fend off a run on the company, Ulbrich testified. DDGM’s lawyer Robert Feinstein put it even more bluntly: “The studios are freaking out,” the attorney told the judge. Some of the films that Digital Domain is currently working on include Lionsgate’s Ender’s Game (Digital Domain is a co-producer), New Line’s Jack The Giant Killer, and Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Related: Digital Domain Files For Bankruptcy Protection But With Sales Agreement Read More »

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Big Problems Behind ‘G.I. Joe 2′s Big Delay

GI Joe 2 Retaliation Release DateEXCLUSIVE: Ever since I scooped the news a week ago about G.I. Joe: Retaliation moving from June 29th to March 29th, 2013, no one was buying Paramount‘s excuse that “adding 3D” was the only reason for … Read More »

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Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Moving Into June 29th Slot Just Vacated By ‘G.I. Joe 2′

By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 3:14pm PDT

Ted Release DateEXCLUSIVE: The hugely buzzed-about ‘R’-rated comedy Ted was scheduled for release July 13th. But Universal execs moved quickly to grab this date now that Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation sequel moved off June 29th to add Read More »

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‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Moving To March 2013 To Add 3D For Bigger Foreign Box Office

By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 1:25pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation was supposed to come out GI Joe Retaliation Release Datethis summer on June 29th. But I’ve learned that Paramount is moving the movie nine months to March 29, 2013, to add 3D. “We’re going to do … Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘G.I. Joe’s Lee Byung-Hun

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 10:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA signed Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun. He got launched in the U.S. as part of the cast of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and reprises his role in the sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He just got cast to … Read More »

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International Trailer: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

By | Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 9:48pm PDT

The international trailer for the followup to G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra adds Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson to the mix along with Ray Park — and, somehow, Channing Tatum. Hitting the web a day after the latest domestic trailer, this one is cut differently, looks fairly similar but … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

By | Tuesday April 24, 2012 @ 9:15am PDT

The latest trailer from Paramount‘s sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation hit the web today, giving more screen time to Bruce Willis and the film’s plot. Last night at CinemaCon, director Jon Chu called his star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “franchise Viagra”. Do you agree? The movie, co-produced by MGM … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

By | Tuesday December 20, 2011 @ 6:17pm PST

Dwayne Johnson signed on for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the followup to Rise Of The Cobra. Channing Tatum returns and the trailer saves what might be the best, for last. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2, Step Up 3D), it’s slated to open June 29.

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Hot Trailer: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

By | Tuesday December 13, 2011 @ 10:29am PST

Paramount has released the first trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to its 2009 action film about elite soldiers fighting the good fight. It is set to open June 29, 2012. Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki star — and the original Joe suits up, too. Jon Chu … Read More »

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