Things have fallen pretty quiet on the G.I. Joe: Retaliation front since Paramount Pictures made the decision to postpone the film back in May, but with the new March release date fast approaching the studio has now reignited the promotional campaign by releasing an international trailer which is packed with new footage from the upcoming action sequel.
Directed by John M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never), from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland), G.I. Joe Retaliation sees the Joes fighting to save the day against the ruthless terrorist organisation Cobra, who have taken control of the government, jeopardising the very existence of the ‘Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity’.
Reprising their roles from 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra are Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Lee Byung-hun (Storm Shadow), Arnold Vosloo (Zartan) and Jonathan Pryce (The US President), while newcomers to the franchise include Dwayne Johnson (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) as Roadblock, Bruce Willis (The Expendables 2) as Colonel Joseph Colton, D.J. Cotrona (Dear John) as Flint, Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) as Lady Jaye, Elodie Yung (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Jinx, Ray Stevenson (Thor) as Firefly, Joseph Mazzello (Jurassic Park) as Mouse, Eddie Hargitay (The Superagent) as Tunnel Rat, RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) as Blind Master, Matt Gerald (Avatar) as Zandar and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained) as Warden Nigel James.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is set for release in the UK on March 27th, 2013 and opens in North America two days later.