Director Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation has received a brand new international trailer. The film is presently scheduled for release next year.
If all of this sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s probably because this isn’t the first time Paramount Pictures has embarked on a promotional campaign for the film. The follow-up to the 2009 worldwide box office hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was originally supposed to hit theaters last summer. The studio reportedly yanked the film at the last second to convert it to 3D.
While the studio stuck to its story, rumors began swirling that re-shoots were being done in order to give Channing Tatum a much bigger role. However, the Magic Mike star doesn’t make too many appearances in the trailer embedded below. If Paramount did give Tatum more screen time, then the studio isn’t ready to reveal its hand quite yet.
The official press release describes the film as follows:
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.”
Slash Film reports that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has assured fans the delay will be well worth the wait.
“I really want to push how we use the 3D,” the director explained. “Especially since we pushed the movie date, I want to fulfill the promise to the fans that the 3D will be great, and enhances the experience of the movie. So every step of the way, I’m in that room, watching. It’s hurting my eyes, but we’re getting it better, and pushing it further.”
G.I. Joe Retaliation stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, and Dwayne Johnson. The international trailer has been embedded below. Presently, the sequel is slated to arrive in US theaters on March 29, 2013.