ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! got a chance to visit the set of Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe on Monday where we watched Channing Tatum (Duke) and Sienna Miller (The Baroness) shoot an action scene complete with explosions and lots of water! Miller was stunning in her all-black tight leather costume and black hair, while Tatum looked rather fit in black slacks and a knit sweater.
Based on the action figures created by Hasbro, director Stephen Sommers’ (The Mummy Returns, The Mummy) cast also includes Dennis Quaid (General Hawk), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Rex), Rachel Nichols (Scarlett), Arnold Vosloo (Zartan), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Heavy Duty), Said Taghmaoui (Breaker) and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow).
As if being on set of one of the most anticipated movies wasn’t enough, Lorenzo di Bonaventura gave us about a two-hour tour of the soundstages at Downey Studios in California, where the film was being shot.
The prolific producer, who couldn’t have been more accommodating and courteous, showed us McCullen’s underwater base station, the MARS lab, the interior of the G.I. Joe submarine and the remains of the Pit. He talked to us at length about the movie and we also got a chance to talk to Tatum, Miller and Park.
We’ll have lots more on the set visit as we get closer to the film’s release, scheduled for August 7, 2009.