Dennis Quaid gears up to play General Hawk in G.I. Joe
02.08.08 by REELZ
Going into production next week is the eagerly awaited live-action G.I. Joe flick, with Dennis Quaid headlining an (almost) all-star cast. At today's Vantage Point press day, the Enemy Mine star talked about playing Joe leader General Hawk:
"He's kind of a cross between Chuck Yeager, Sergeant Rock and maybe a naïve Hugh Hefner thrown in there," he joked. "General Hawk's aide-de-camp is a Victoria's Secret supermodel. I mean, how serious can it be?"
Quaid went on to say that the story will be set "a little bit in the future. In a way, the Joes are like this international, sort of special forces type of group that mainly fight these terrorist groups that spring up. The movie is more like James Bond, with the group being SPECTRE -- there's this evil mastermind that's behind it."
Speaking of evil masterminds, who will be playing Cobra Commander?
G.I. Joe is slated for an August 2009 release. Vantage Point opens nationwide on Friday, February 22nd.