Joseph Gordon Levitt is playing the best friend to Duke, leader of G.I. Joe in the film adaptation of the 1980s cartoon - and this same best friend may turn out to be Cobra Commander. But what attracted Levitt to the film? Well, Movies Online caught up to the actor and asked him just that.
They can also be just a spectacle for pure entertainment and that's another tradition. And that's the tradition that G.I. Joe fits into, as opposed to Stop Loss, which is, I think, a layered and profound human story. G.I. Joe is not layered or profound at all; it's just a big thrill ride...it's like have some fun. And it's a lot of fun. And when I saw those drawings of the character I was going to get to play, I got that feeling of like just being a kid and wow, that's so cool, and I get to be that and yeah...that's why I wanted to do it.
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.