If you’re curious to see a four-minute preview of the long-delayed G.I. Joe: Retaliation, then you’ll have to buy a ticket to Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters this weekend.
Director Jon M. Chu’s follow-up to Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was supposed to arrive in theaters last year. However, the studio’s decision to screen the film in 3D ultimately pushed back its release date. The film is now scheduled to arrive on March 29.
According to Cinema Blend, moviegoers who decide to check out director Tommy Wirkola’s English-language debut Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be presented with a four-minute 3D preview of the G.I. Joe sequel.
In order to spread the good word about the four-minute clip, the folks at Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Skydance Productions have unleashed a 90 second preview onto the internet. That’s right: Paramount has essentially released a preview for a preview. You can find the clip embedded below.
The studio has described the film’s plot 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.”
Although Paramount and MGM previously stated that transferring the film from 2D to 3D was the reason for the delay, Screen Rant explains that the film didn’t test well in early screenings. The one aspect of the film that moviegoers seemed to enjoy was the relationship between Channing Tatum and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In order to give Tatum more screen time, the studio allegedly ordered some reshoots that ultimately put the film’s original release date in jeopardy. Weeks prior to its theatrical bow, Paramount pulled the sequel and bumped it to 2013.
Are you looking forward to G.I. Joe: Retaliation? Will you see Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters this weekend to catch the four-minute preview?