He may be a Real American Hero, but G.I. Joe is going to Prague. According to an article in the Prague Daily Monitor, the Stephen Sommers directed film is going to be filming in Prague's Barrandov studios starting in May, 2008.
G.I. Joe will use two studios and build wings on a plot on the Barrandov lot. The film will also cooperate with the Czech Stilking Films.
Barrandov Studios has been the home for several other big-budget U.S. films. Sommers used it himself with Van Helsing in 2003. Additionally, Babylon A.D., The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Casino Royale have all used the studio. At present, Solomon Kane is also making use of Barrandov for filming.
G.I. Joe is currently filming and is scheduled for an August 7, 2009 release. The film stars Ray Parks, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Said Taghmaoui, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Marlon Waynes, Channing Tatum, Dennis Quiad, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arnold Vosloo, Karolina Isela Kurkov and Christopher Eccleston.