The live-action film of G.I. Joe is undergoing another some cast changes from the original that was to-be. Destro will not be played by David Murray, the character will now be played by Chris Eccleston, you may remember him from the movie 28 Days Later.I think he is a great actor and will play the part well. Murray is said to have had trouble getting a work visa to start shooting today. It is said that the replacement had nothing to do with the actor’s talent and was solely based on him not being able to work in the U.S. So I guess they couldn’t wait on him so they just replaced him with the #2. Murray had a shot to be in a huge movie, to play a great role and blew it because he couldn’t get into the country.
I am very excited about this movie and can’t wait to see it on the big-screen. I grew up watching G.I. Joe as many american children did and I hope it is as well done as the Transformers movie was shot. So I’m expecting big things from this movie even though Michael Bay is not directing it. Stephen Sommers better do a damn good job. He has really big shoes to fill. I’m sure he can handle the pressure though and will make a great movie.