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Jerry Bruckheimer + One Of The Greatest VFX Masterminds Around = Genetically Enhanced Combat/Espionage Rodent Things!!

Merrick here...
Gabriel Casseus will star in G-FORCE for Jerry Bruckheimer. Casseus has worked on Bruckheimer projects before, most notably BLACK HAWK DOWN, CSI: NY, and CSI: MIAMI. G-FORCE has nothing to do with the kinda cool G-Force music visualizer of the same name, or the G-Force: Guardians of Space anime project from a while back. Casseus will play...
an NSA agent tracking a group of genetically enhanced animal commandos
...says THIS ARTICLE IN VARIETY! ANOTHER ARTICLE IN VARIETY offers a touch more clarity about the animals. Sort of. Seems they're... of genetically enhanced guinea pigs working as spies for the U.S. government.
This reminds of the XBOX title CONKER: LIVE AND RELOADED, which features a scummy, gun toting squirrel.
G-FORCE will will be directed by Hoyt Yeatman, a long time visual effects god who has graced projects rlike STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, BLADE RUNNER, BUCKAROO BANZAI, Cronenberg's THE FLY, and THE ABYSS. His previous FX association with Bruckheimer includes THE ROCK, CON-AIR, and ARMAGEDDON. That's a pretty damn cool list of credits (I left quite a few out). It'll be interesting to see if he can direct as well as he can..ummm...effect. This project could be either incredibly bizarre and cool, or a total disaster. Very curious to see how this pans out.

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  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Does this sound good?

    by Andillformthehead

    Does it?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Not an adaptation?

    by McGsStepson

    Might they consider a name change?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    this sounds

    by Bloo

    very very strange. I suppose on how well it works depends on how stright or goofy they play it

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Jack Black for Tiny!

    by Andillformthehead

    Oh wait not that one?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    ummm We3 anyone?

    by PVIII

    sounds like a complete and utter rip-off. And I think New Line has the rights to We3...

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Damn You Micheal Bay...ummmm Jerry Bruckheimer

    by redfist

    he doesnt rape my childhood, he just rapes me.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Yep, it's We3...

    by runfoodrun

    Too bad, because We3 is a great property, hopefully it still gets made!

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    This sounds like a rip off . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . of Adolescent Radioactive Black-Belt Hamsters, that is . . .

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Rodents = Ferengi

    by RogueWarrior65

    Rodents? Rodents??? You couldn't come up with something scarier? Jeez. Why do you think they invented the Borg? Ferengi were supposed to be scary but fell totally flat.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by tehgreekhammer

    this sounds like a piece of shit

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    All you Transformers fans, start warming up now!

    by Spandau Belly

    And when this movie sucks you can already have your response ready. I'll even type it for you:<br><br>This movie was awesome! So what if 90% of it sucked, you got to see rats fight, what where you expecting, Hamlet?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I hate to be a naysayer.

    by The Duke Of Madness

    But I'm old enough to remember the first Star Trek movie, and that sucked balls. Why can't they just get Uwe Boll to direct it so i can just accept it will be shit.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Could be lots of family fun

    by grievenom

    Let's hope he pulls it off.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    Fiddy's G-Unit for G-Force.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I would have preferred the OTHER G-Force...

    by Abin Sur

    I LOVED that show...I guess it's too similar to "Voltron" for the movie execs, though.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    This sounds so incredibly nutjob stupid...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...that I endorse it.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I like things like this

    by red_weed

    that you just read and think it could either be the most stupid and horrible thing ever or pure genius. maybe even both hahaha.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Hey Jerry! Where's Michael?

    by Omar B

    Hey Jerry! Where's Michael?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Reminds me off that Jurassic Park 4 idea

    by Boba Fat

    I liked that idea. Enhanced dinos sound better than enhanced Guinea Pigs I know that description is probably not meant to be taken literally but this is from the guy who gave us Kangaroo Jack.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Tank Girl!!!

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    will they use the same geneticlly enhanced rodent costumes from Tank Girl? <p> cuz they were great.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I hope this will kill that Jurassic Park IV madness.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    The "Dinobot and the Cretaceous Commandos" one. I still have nostalgic memories of the first JP and good memories of the third one (the second one never was), so I would like to smash the skull of the creature that proposed the dino strike force idea with a coprolite.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    i would rather see We3

    by pipergates

    whats happening to that, are they still making that movie?

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    ULYSSES 31 - The Movie

    by dekionplexis

    Make THAT happen. That is all.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Sounds like...

    by spaceworlder

    ...Barnyard Commandos.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    WE3 rip off.

    by wowsah156

    Even if its Bruckheimer he is not going to be allowed to rip off one of the greatest comics of the last 10 years. If this goes into production i hope he gets his ass sued by WB for this. WE3 needs to be fast tracked by WB executives NOW. I could see WE3 being directed by Peter Jackson. Thats how important WE3 is.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Would Enemy Of The State fall in between that list? And don't indict Hoyt Yeatman for those Bay flicks. He did the effects work ok? The EFFECTS, he didn't direct the friggin movies...

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    There were signs for this filming

    by tumantorak

    for several square miles around San Pedro, CA this weekend. Lots of marinas and abandoned warehouses around there. Which we all know are where the hero is usually tortured before he gets mad enough to kick ass.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    By 'guinea pigs'...

    by Bubba Gillman they mean guinea pigs? Or are they just using the general terminology for experimental subject? I couldn't generate the enthusiasm to click on the article to see for sure.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST


    by bernard

    i agree that we3 is a brilliant comic, but what about the people who have never heard of it? i bought it in issue form as it came out, and i've lent it out to several people, but for those who are unfamiliar with WE3, here's some info from amazon: <p> This title reads a bit like Robocop meets Homeward Bound meets the final scene of The Wild Bunch. In it, animals are being transformed into intelligent experimental weapons, and three in particular are trained to work together as a team known as WE3. When the animals formerly known as Bandit the dog, Tinker the cat, and Pirate the rabbit are decommissioned and condemned to death, their doctor/trainer decides to let them escape. What follows is a series of action-packed and heartbreaking chase and fight scenes between the lethal animals and the United States military. The artwork is innovative and breathtaking, and there are several pages without text. While this requires some concentration, those who take time to look carefully at all of the images will witness an amazing story. This book pulls no punches; sensitive readers will be moved to tears, and animal lovers might be moved to put the book down for a while before picking it up again. The violence is often graphic, but those who wade through all the blood will be rewarded with some badly needed closure. Compelling, moving, and disturbing, this is a thought-provoking work for mature readers.–Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library <p> you can buy it here and check out images at the following link: <p>

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST would you consider

    by skimn

    Tony Scott to be Bay-like, with a smidge more talent, and who got lucky with a good script in True Romance..just curious..Oh, and no debate...Pirates 3 owes me the time it sucked from my life and the admission price.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Con-Air kicked azz

    by glodene

    Loved that movie. Made the popcorn go down real good.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I was the biggest Tony Scott fan...

    by spud mcspud

    ...until DOMINO. I decided that as I'd never had an epileptic fit before, I didn't want to start now, and so I watched that shit at half speed. It still made no sense.<P> Stylistically, Tony Scott took the heavy saturation, simplistic colour palette and stylish editing from the commercials he did in the 80s (especially that kick-ass Saab commercial), and applied it to film. After he met Bruckheimer, the influence spread to the Bruck, who began imposing it on everyone he worked with. Scott begat Bay (watch BAD BOYS and tell me Bay hasn't crossed TOP GUN with LAST BOY SCOUT stylistically) who then begat all manner of all-style-no-substance shit, such as Rupert fucking Wainwright (so much is wrong with the way STIGMATA looks, I have no idea where to begin) and Len Wiseman (fuck off! Just FUCK OFF!!!). The madness in the Scott bgeatting ends with Scott begatting Scott, who ends up ripping himself off in DOMINO and disappearing up his own arse. Shame really, because the mistake people make with Tony Scott is thinking that HE is all style no substance, when in fact he's very fucking good with substance. See LAST BOY SCOUT, REVENGE, TRUE ROMANCE, CRIMSON TIDE, and even TOP GUN (hey, he took a magazine commercial and made you give a shit about the pilots - thats sort of substance!).<P> My point is, Scott is a genius in his own right, and no amount of Bay ripping him off (though to be fair, I am a major Bay fan and would defend his entertaining brainless explosions genre to the hilt) will alter that.<P> This sounds like WE3, by the way. And I have noticed that I'm not the first to notice this.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Grant Morrison does sigil magic, you know...

    by spud mcspud

    He's gonna put a spell on these fuckos. They'll wake up with their testicles inside out, a rat inside their skull gnawing at their brains and a raging case of herpes.<P> Don't fuck with the mad Scotsman. And try reading the Filth if you REALLY want to go to bed confused as fuck.<P> WE3 should DEFINITELY be Peter Jackson's next movie. It IS that important. You called it, my friend. That graphic novel had me crying like a bitch.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Has a former VFX guy ever made a good film?

    by Batutta

    Oh wait, I forgot about the first SPAWN. That was a masterpiece (he says with sarcasm).

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    John McTiernan sentenced to 4 months in the po po

    by glodene

    for that Pelecanos wire tapping shit a while back.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Rats of NIHM

    by doodler

    is the first thing i thought of. wonder if they'll sue....

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    anchorite GATCHAMAN is set for 2009

    by TheButcher

    Paul Dini just signed on to write the script.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Conker's Bad Fur Day was an N64 game first.

    by oceanic86

    The Xbox version was a remake. Sorry to nitpick.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by Lornsorrow

    I'm going to wait and see on this one. I dont think there is enough information to really say one way or another. And by the way, I love Star Trek, The Motion picture. I know, I know, it moves at a snails pace at times, etc., but it also brought a sense of the "legendary" to Star Trek that I think helped all the following films and reflected back well on the tv series. And Armageddon? Well that's the biggest music video I've ever seen. Con Air? a fun popcorn flick that I wouldn't take that seriously. The Rock? decent enough film. Pear Harbor? I was surprised by that. I thought it was going to be shit, but I think it was actually decent enough. I think it comes off as more of a tribute towards the people who actually went through those times than as a piece of entertainment for the rest of us, but that's ok. Those who fought WWII have my deepest admiration. They deserve far more than they have gotten in film so far, especially the Pacific theater. Pacific Theater recommendations? OBJECTIVE BURMA, BACK TO BATAAN, AN AMERICAN GUERRILLA IN THE PHILIPPINES, NO MAN IS AN ISLAND, HELL IN THE PACIFIC, TO LATE THE HERO, FAREWELL TO THE KING, PRISONERS OF THE SUN, THE THIN RED LINE (with some reservations for accuracy), PEAR HARBOR, WINDTALKERS, and THE GREAT RAID. That may seem like a lot to seem people, but compared to the numerous films on the European theater, that aint all that much. And some subjects have barely been touched on. I'm looking very forward to THE PACIFIC, the sequel mini series to the awesome BAND OF BROTHERS that they are now working on. Not sure why I just typed all this here. I guess I'm bored. Later.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    We3 - I GREAT book!

    by StrokerX

    This is one of the coolest stories I've ever read. Screw this wannabe poop. Gud dog! And that killer bull mastif....AWESOME! The art...too good.

  • Sept. 24, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    "Kinda cool" G-Force music visualizer?

    by Mista Mann

    No sir, VERY cool. You just gotta be in the right... mindset for it. *ahem*

  • Sept. 25, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Bruckheimer hates action movies

    by CuervoJones

    That´s why he´s trying to destroy that genre.

  • Sept. 25, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I hate to break it to you, M-O-M/BRU...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...but Revenge is a piece of flyblown shit.

  • Sept. 25, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    don't studio execs supposedly read talkbacks on

    by PVIII

    occasion? THEN MAKE WE3. Fincher to direct (fuck Peter Jackson).

  • Sept. 25, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Ex-ILMer Joe Johnson

    by skimn

    has made some decent flicks...Hidalgo, October Sky, The Rocketeer and Honey I Shrink The Kids was better than it had the right to be. Jumanji and JP3..? Your call.

  • Sept. 25, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Lest we forget Bruckheimmer's hand in Kangaroo Jack.

    by ArtemisClydefrog

    Sounds right up his alley.

  • Sept. 26, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Douglas Trumbull

    by max404

    damn! with a headline like that you had me thinking Douglas Trumbull was back in the game :-(