Looking for more G.I. Joe Initiate to satisfy your Joe video cravings? Look no further!
Okay, I’m a day late and a dollar short on posting this in a timely fashion. (We moved over Thanksgiving weekend and I’m still unpacking and trying to settle in.)
Regardless, Fred Doss and crew have put together a terrific second installment of this fan-produced Joe web series. Action, adventure, Beach Head, Mercer– this part has it all! Check it out below and then be sure to head on over to Facebook and give G.I. Joe: Initiate a “Like”! (Mark Zuckerberg tells us that those are important!)
There’s been a lot of buzz about G.I. Joe: Initiate these past few months. Created by Joe fan and film veteran actor Frederic Doss, the film is a labor of love showcasing a more gritty and realistic take on our favorite Real American Heroes. This weekend at Coil Con III, episode one made it’s “live debut”. Thanks to the power of the internet, it’s also available on YouTube!
So far it’s a pretty dark story. Fans will thrill to see what appears to be a very IDW-inspired Major Bludd and what appears to be Chuckles interrogating Beach Head! (Our favorite deodorant-adverse ranger is played by the film’s co-writer and director!) Other Joes making an appearance included Low Light, Recondo, Stalker, and Mercer. Cobra is equally represented with cameos by Firefly and the Crimson Twins: Tomax and Xamot! The whole adventure really hits me with the type of vibe that G.I. Joe: Reloaded was going for a number of years ago– a more “real world” darker take on the Joes. With just under 7 minutes available so far it’s hard to tell to infer too much of the story but so far I’m intrigued. As of now, I’m giving it a full-on “Yo JOE!”
If you’ve not seen this video that’s floating around the internet and social media sites like Facebook, you really, really should.
From Cha-Ching pictures, it stars Olivia Wilde, Zach Galifianakis, Alexis Bledel, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, FOD Team, Chuck Liddell, Sgt Slaughter, Tony Hale, Laz Alonso, Joey Kern, Henry Rollins, Alan Tudyk, Vinnie Jones, and Josh Simpson and shows “just what the Joes and Cobras do after hours.” Classic!