Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)


Introduction

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (also known simply as Snake Eyes) is an upcoming American superhero film and spin-off of the G.I. Joe film series by Robert Schwentke. Henry Golding portrays the main character, replacing Ray Park, while Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira and Steven Allerick and Peter Mensah are starring in supporting roles.

Snake Eyes is scheduled for release on 22 October 2021, by Paramount Pictures. Its release date was delayed multiple times from an original March 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outline

The film serves as an origin story of the character Snake Eyes.

Cast

  • Henry Golding as Snake Eyes.
  • Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow.
  • Iko Uwais as Hard Master.
  • Peter Mensah as Blind Master.
  • Úrsula Corberó as Baroness.
  • Samara Weaving as Scarlett.

Additionally, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira and Steven Allerick have been cast in undisclosed roles.

Production

Development

It was announced in May 2018 that the next instalment of the G.I. Joe franchise would be a prequel, chronicling the origins of the character Snake Eyes. In December, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura stated that Ray Park, who had played the character in the previous films, would not reprise his role for this film. Robert Schwentke was set as director that same month.

Casting

In August 2019, Henry Golding was cast to star in the title role, with Andrew Koji cast as Storm Shadow. In September, Iko Uwais entered negotiations to join the film as Hard Master, and Úrsula Corberó was cast as Baroness. Uwais was confirmed in October, with Haruka Abe, Samara Weaving and Takehiro Hira added to the cast. Steven Allerick was announced as part of the cast in December. On Golding’s Instagram post, it shows that Peter Mensah with the cast as he joined the movie.

Filming

Filming began on 15 October 2019 in Vancouver and was expected to continue until 09 December. Filming moved to Japan on 10 January 2020. Filming wrapped on 26 February 2020.

Release

Snake Eyes is scheduled for release on 22 October 2021 in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX. It was originally scheduled for release on 27 March 2020, before being delayed to 16 October, and then a week later to 23 October 2020. The film was then removed from the release schedule on 27 July due to nationwide theatre closures in the US in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramount later rescheduled the film for 22 October 2021.

Sequel

In May 2020 it was reported that a follow-up movie is in development, with a script co-written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, and Henry Golding reprising his role as Snake Eyes. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will return as producer, while the project will be a joint-venture production between Paramount Pictures, Entertainment One, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Di Bonaventura Pictures.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Robert Schwentke.
  • Producer(s):
    • Stephen Davis … producer.
    • Lorenzo di Bonaventura … producer.
    • David Ellison … producer (produced by).
    • Josh Feldman … producer.
    • Dana Goldberg … producer (produced by).
    • Brian Goldner … producer.
    • Don Granger … producer (produced by).
    • Jeff G. Waxman … executive producer.
  • Writer(s): Evan Spiliotopoulos.
  • Music: Martin Todsharow.
  • Cinematography: Bojan Bazelli.
  • Editor(s): Margey Simkin.
  • Production:
    • Allspark Pictures.
    • Di Bonaventura Pictures.
    • Entertainment One.
    • Hasbro Studios.
    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
    • Paramount Pictures.
    • Skydance Media.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Paramount Pictures International (2021) (Argentina) (theatrical) (through United International Pictures).
    • Paramount Pictures (2021) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Universal Pictures International).
    • Paramount Pictures (USA) (theatrical).
    • United International Pictures (UIP) (2021) (Argentina) (theatrical) (through).
    • United International Pictures (UIP) (2021) (Singapore) (theatrical).
    • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2021) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through).
  • Release Date: 21 October 2021 (UK) (Expected Release Date).
  • Running Time: ? minutes.
  • Rating: 12A.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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