We all discovered yesterday thanks to the wonders of the Alberta Film Ratings site that there is a four minute featurette for G.I. Joe: Retaliation that has been approved and processed for release. However, we didn’t know when and where we might see this.
Friend of the site, USA Today writer, and certified Geekologist Brian Truitt linked up an article from USA Today, talking about some big name films and the delays they’ve suffered from 2012 – 2013. G.I. Joe: Retaliation wasn’t the only one in that category. But buried in the story about these films moving was this little nugget of information:
“But Moore has a different marketing strategy this time: A four-minute scene in 3-D that went over well when it was unveiled in Asia (to take advantage of popular South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun) will premiere in theaters showing Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters on Jan. 25.”
Well, how about that? We’ve heard the feedback from the overseas reveal as well as the footage shown at BNAT 14, and it sounds like the rest of us will be able to see this footage on January 25th. From all indications, the footage is pulled from the Ninja mountain battle. Pretty cool. Thanks to Brian Truitt and thanks to Susan Wloszczya from USA Today for revealing that little tidbit.
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