Out doing press for the new Sony thriller “Vantage Point,” Dennis Quaid talked to Collider a little about his involvement in the upcoming “G.I. Joe” feature:
He describes his character of General Hawk as “a cross between Chuck Yeager and Sgt. Rock and maybe a naïve Hugh Hefner thrown in there.” He’s also honest about the film’s tone – “It’s a big popcorn type of tent pole action movie that…it’s not deep… General Hawk’s aide to camp is a Victoria Secret supermodel so how serious can it be?”
What about the story? “It’s set a little bit in the future, and in a way the Joe’s are an international sort of special forces type of group that mainly fights these terrorists groups that spring up. It’s really more like James Bond than it would be about…yeah it’s more like James Bond. And with the group being Spectre – there is this evil mastermind who is behind it. I think it’s going to be more like the old James Bond’s – like the Dr. No’s – where the mastermind has his own private island and all these people are wearing matching coveralls.”
Quaid confirms that he’s already begun gym training for the shoot. He’ll shoot two weeks of work spread over a month for this film, and has signed for three ‘Joe’ pictures should it be successful.