The interweb was aflurry all morning with rumors that GI Joe: Rise of Cobra director Stephen Sommers had bee taken off the movie and locked out of the edit room. The reason? According to some, the film was testing the lowest a film from Paramount has ever tested. And Paramount put out Britney Spears‘s Crossroads.
Well, turns out rumoring is half the battle (G.I. JOOOOOE!!!), because Movieline.com reports – with 100% assurance, mind you – that the whole story is bullsh*t. Read Movieline’s investigative report here.
I’m a fan of the original Mummy. After that, I can’t say I’ve been in love, infatuated, or even vaguely felt anything like an emotion toward Stephen Sommers’s films. In fact, I think I remember my therapist chastising me for "putting up a wall" when he asked me if he should go see Van Helsing opening weekend. So it’s not surprising that there were rumblings of Sommers being scrutinized for his approach to filming a beloved ’80s property.