G. I. Joe movie official

Word comes from IGN that its official: G.I. Joe has been greenlit by Paramount. Filming will begin in early 2008 under Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), and will have a healthy budget of $170 million. It should be interesting to note that Lorenzo di Bonaventura will also play a role in the film, as he was a producer for the epic Transformers. IGN points out that an interesting tidbit about the production timeline has less to do with the impending Writer's Guild strike, and more to do with the fact that Paramount's hold on the copyrights are tenuous. Hasbro and the William Morris Agency have put a window of opportunity so to speak on how long a studio has to make the film, and it looks like that window is rapidly closing. So it looks like Hasbro has another goldmine on their hands. Everyone knew Transformers would be good, but not epic. And while I don't think G.I. Joe will have the same success as Transformers, I think it will still hold its own at the box office. But I could be wrong (I think I'm just speaking from childhood....I was more of a Transformers kid than a G.I. Joe kid). G.I. Joe a go