Rumor has it that Mark Wahlberg might play a lead role in a live-action film based on the "GI Joe" cartoon series. Popular with children of the '80s, "GI Joe" brought to life Hasbro's toy line. Wahlberg would play Duke, or First Sergeant Conrad S. Hauser, one of the American soldiers fighting against terrorist organization COBRA.
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura just completed production on Shooter, another film starring Wahlberg and has already approached Marky Mark about the GI Joe project. For all the details,
IESB quotes Wahlberg as saying: "I'll do whatever Lorenzo wants me to do; it really depends on the script, obviously, but it's a cool idea. He says it's going to be kick ass, so yeah."
Perhaps di Bonaventura has '80s cartoon hits on the brain: He is also producing the upcoming film version of "Transformers." What's next a "Jem and the Holograms" movie? Wait a minute, that would be awesome! I'd cast Kirsten Bell to play Jem. Who would you pick?