Paramount Pictures has given the G.I. Joe film franchise some new life with “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.” The standalone film, which stars Henry Golding (“Crazy Rich Asians”), explores the team’s silent ninja, or rather the origin’s ninja before he became silent.
Though it is more of a teaser trailer than an actual trailer, we get to see the tone and vibe of the film, which seems to mirror the “John Wick” film franchise kinetic energy. The deep and expansive shadowy organization of assassins and pricey mercenaries, the neon-illuminated locations, and the glimpses of the fights are all there. But it also goes a little deeper as the film explores the path Snakes Eyes was destined for.
It should be interesting to see how it will all tie in to the bigger event films that it is setting itself up for. But we have to wait and see what kind of surprises we will see.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
Snake Eyes also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta, and Iko Uwais as Hard Master
Directed by Robert Schwentke (RED) with a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast, Hercules), “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins” opens in theaters on July 22, 2021.