With director Jon M. Chu‘s G.I. Joe: Retaliation opening June 29, Paramount has been amping up the promotional campaign by debuting a ton of character posters and a great looking trailer. As a fan of the first film, I’ll admit the sequel looks even better and it’s rocking a great cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona.
At this year’s CinemaCon, I got to speak with Adrianne Palicki (Lafy Jaye) and D.J. Cotrona (Flint). They talked about their reaction to the new trailer and five-minute sizzle reel, the tone of the film, the action, and more. In addition, with the Red Dawn remake getting released later this year, I asked Palicki is she had seen the finished film. Hit the jump to watch.
Adrianne Palicki and D.J. Cotrona
- What did they think of the new trailer and the 5 minute sizzle reel
- They talk about the tone they were going for on set and how they were going for a more realistic take
Did director Jon M. Chu give them an issue of the comic or an episode of the cartoon and said “this is what I’m going for.”
- Was there an action set piece that presented a lot of challenges
- Red Dawn talk