Dance film-directing veteran Jon Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) takes a crack at G.I. Joe in this sequel to Stephen Sommers’ blockbuster 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”. Dwayne Johnson stars as Roadblock in the film, with Channing Tatum returning as Duke, the leader of the Joes, and Ray Park joining them as mute ninja Snake Eyes. Bruce Willis, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Byung-hun (李秉宪), Elodie Yung, and RZA co-star.
The movie was previously slated for release on June 29, 2012, but in May 2012, Paramount Pictures announced they were delaying the film’s release until March 29, 2013 (internationally on March 27), officially to add 3D and boost interest in international markets.
The story follows the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly, all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is last seen in disguise as the President of the United States) manipulates the U.S. Government and frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors, exterminating most of them, leaving small pockets of survivors. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra’s control, with warheads aims at innocent populaces around the world. Badly beaten, outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes and the survivors make a desperate plan to overthrow the Cobra commander and take back the world, with their secret black operation called the “Second American Revolution”, which involves the legendary original G.I. Joe General Joseph Colton.
- via Yahoo