I think it might just be fair to say that the G.I. Joe: Retaliation promotional train is officially back on track! With an interview last night on Entertainment Tonight, Dwayne Johnson gets the film back in the spotlight, and now we have a new trailer hitting today at 12:00pm noon. Along with this, both Jon Chu and Lee Byung-hun traveled to Hong Kong’s CineAsia 2012 to show off some G.I. Joe: Retaliation footage as well as the latest trailer.
From the sounds of the description from the Hollywood Reporter, the footage is the same that was shown at BNAT 14. The article, goes on to say:
“While the teaser of the original 2D G.I. Joe: Retaliation, originally slated for a June 2012 release, concentrated more on the story of its protagonists being excommunicated by the US government, the new trailer of the converted 3D version (which debuts in the U.S. on March 29, 2013) plays up its staggering visuals and action scenes.
Chu, who appeared on stage with Lee at the presentation at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, described the making of Retaliation as “really insane.” Pointing to his actor – whose role of Storm Shadow was “expanded” in the sequel, according to Paramount Pictures International president Mark Viane – Chu said: “His abs in 3D look amazing.”
The trailer was followed by the screening of a fight sequence featuring Lee, and set in a Himalayas monastery.”
So, ladies, you might not see as much Channing Tatum in the sequel as you did in the Rise of Cobra, but hey! Lee Byung-hun abs in 3D! That’s cool, too, right?
Check out the full article right here.
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