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Lettich on his G.I Joe script

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“Rambo 3″ writer once hired to write movie for WB


Writer/director Sheldon Lettich (“The Hard Corps”, “Rambo 3”) tells fans on the VanDammeFan.com website that he was once aboard Warners’ “G.I Joe” and if only “Transformers” had come out a few years earlier, he might still be.

“I was hired by Warner Brothers to write and direct it. I even had the privilege to be flown to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the headquarters of Hasbro, where I was given a personal tour by the team that creates the G.I. Joe toy line. I still have some toys and other G.I. Joe goodies that they gave me. Unfortunately, like a lot of big Hollywood projects, that one didn’t get off the ground for any number of reasons, and apparently Warner Brothers lost the rights.

I feel the timing just wasn’t right for that sort of flag-waving, pro-military extravaganza in the early 90’s. People’s attitudes — especially towards the military — are different now. And with the success of “Transformers” — which had all kinds of cool military hardware in addition to the high-tech Transformers themselves — I can understand why Paramount and Dreamworks would now feel comfortable moving forward with a big-budget “G.I. Joe” movie.”

Apparently Lettich spent nearly four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including one year in Vietnam, so his “G.I Joe” script would no doubt have been pretty factual.

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