In an alternate reality the movie ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ would be opening in theaters in 4 days, but since Paramount has decided to move the premiere to add 3D elements (okay they actually decided to add more Channing Tatum), we’ll have to wait until next year. But until then, we can still get some cool behind the scenes images of what will be in the movie.
Spike TV’s series, Powerblock, was able to get their hands on two vehicles that were used in the film: a radically transformed 796 Ducati attack bike and a 17’ combat dune buggy. The episode featuring the vehicles was aired last week but thanks to Comic Book Movie, we do have some close up images in case you missed the show.
Here’s a short synopsis of the episode followed by the images of the Ducati and the dune buggy.
This weekend on PowerBlock, we go behind the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation slated to hit movie theaters in Spring 2013. Our sponsor Royal Purple has a role in this sequel to “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,” and Courtney gives you an advanced look at some of the vehicles including a 17’ combat dune buggy armed with a 50 caliber machine gun and a radically transformed 796 Ducati attack bike. The buggy weighs nearly 6000 pounds and has 450 horsepower. You’ll meet the builder and Picture Car Coordinator, Bill Barillaro, responsible for the buggy and 22-ton, 16′ tall Hiss Tank. Bill started his career in the movie “Speed” as a bus mechanic. Courtney also welcomes the man who arms all the vehicles and the actors, Kevin McCullough.
‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ stars Channing Tatum, D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and will be released on March 29, 2013.
‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Ducati and Dune Buggy Photos: