View Full Version : Stephen ******* Fired From GI Joe!!

06-11-2009, 12:34 PM
There were rumblings of bad vibes happing on the set of GI Joe. Before they were only rumblings, today we find out just what all that ruckus was about.
The good folks over at donmurphy.net had this to post on there message boards:

So the story goes like this-

after a test screening wherein the film tested the lowest score ever from an audience in the history of Paramount, the executive who pushed for the movie Brad Weston had Stephen *******, the super hack director of the film fired. Removed. Locked out of the editing room.

Stuart Baird, a renowned "fixer" editor was brought it to try to see if it could be made releasable. Meanwhile producer Lorenzo whose turkey IMAGINE THAT explodes this weekend as the new bomb in theatres (also championed by Weston) was told his services were no longer needed on the film either.

******* was then forced by his William Morris agents to pretend that he was working on Tarzan over at Warner Brothers doing design work, even though that film doesn't even have a good script yet. When word of the firing started to be whispered about in Hollywood, ******* was summoned back to the editing room- but only to save appearances, Baird is still editing the movie with studio input.

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, who turned down other offers from the property to go with the script that was rushed in 8 weeks by Stuart Beattie because of the writer's strike is frantic that this will destroy the brand and is distancing himself from the pending catastrophe.

NONE of this needed to happen, except someone who did not know the mythology, Lorenzo was in charge of the film and never contradicted ******* on anything. Lorenzo, so you know, was Chairman of Warner's and had GI JOE under option there (not as a producer) for SEVEN years and he refused to greenlight the film, stating that because he grew up in Italy he had no knowledge of it. If you google enough, at one point you will see he wanted the film to be about an action hero named MANN (Action Man, get it) and he clearly had no clue what the GI Joe world really was.

And the hapless hack *******? Where did he come from? The confused Jon Fogelman at William Morris, who signed Hasbro away from CAA, had to find a director in a hurry for his new clients and gave him the only guy who he repped who would do it. A sad end to what COULD have been a great franchise. Acceleration suits indeed."

This makes sense, this is why the news stopped coming out from the GI Joe camp a few weeks ago. So there you have it, ******* has been fired from GI Joe. I liked The Mummy movies, I thought they were fun action flicks and never put to much thought into them. Looks like ******* doesn't have to put to much thought now into anything GI Joe any more.

^^^ Looks like this movie is going to bomb !!

06-11-2009, 03:08 PM
He directed Stargate, I liked that.

drippie k
06-11-2009, 04:53 PM
fuuuuuuuuuuck i really wanted gi joe to be good

06-11-2009, 09:05 PM
now it might be

Dr. Simon Hurt
06-12-2009, 03:56 PM
^^^i don't know about that, if it's shit, no amount of editing and post-production work is going to change that

Dr. Simon Hurt
06-12-2009, 03:58 PM
He directed Stargate, I liked that.

i thought roland emmerich and dean devlin did that

they're all hacks though lol

06-12-2009, 04:19 PM
yea I was confused with the Mummy I guess, same basic ending credit structure.

06-12-2009, 04:20 PM
^^^i don't know about that, if it's shit, no amount of editing and post-production work is going to change thatYea, you can't change a bad story in the editing room.

06-12-2009, 06:11 PM
once i saw the previews with the guys running around in "Acceleration suits " it ruined it for me. The firing doesnt really surprise me.

06-12-2009, 06:30 PM
^^^i don't know about that, if it's shit, no amount of editing and post-production work is going to change that

That's what my fear is. I thought that I had seen a pic of Destro in the movie. He had NO mask on, and I thought that the mask was his most appealing feature. After reading this I'm losing hope for this flick. I really hope I'm wrong on this.

06-12-2009, 07:46 PM
they could reshoot.

Dr. Simon Hurt
06-12-2009, 08:12 PM
^^^don't they have a release date set though?

plus making a film piecemeal like that is never a good look, and once word of this spreads, the negative buzz will kill any enthusiasm for the project.

but you're right though they could do some reshoots, but it would likely have to be extensive, and then the actors they need may be on other films and unavailable now, it will probably be a logistical nightmare.

06-12-2009, 09:14 PM
ya, aint worth it.