As we inch ever closer to 2013, I keep on waiting to get thrown back into the onslaught of marketing for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but the well continues to be relatively dry where information and news goes.
However, the same cannot be said of Jon Chu himself, who has his irons in several different fires at the moment. He’s been officially announced as the Masters of the Universe film director, he’s deeply involved in Justin Bieber’s Believe tour, is currently working with LXD (the League of Extraordinary Dancers) and his YouTube channel DS2DIO. Along with all of this, his first commercial recently aired for Microsoft’s Surface tablet. You can check that out right here.
With all of these projects, MTV Geek sat down with the director, and of course the subject of G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s controversial delay came up. They touch on the subject somewhat, though there isn’t much detail. Chu confirms that his work with dance helped prepare him for some complicated action sequences, and actually convinced producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to give him the director job.
He also speaks about 3D and how even though G.I. Joe: Retaliation is technically being converted to 3D post-production, many of the scenes within the film were shot with 3D in mind and the end result will be much more effective than you might see in other post-production films. He’s also still working hard to possibly shoot some new scenes with 3D from the ground up to even better take advantage of this delay.
You can read the entire interview right here. It’s a really interesting look at the director, which touches on a lot of subjects aside from G.I. Joe. I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s really cool to see how his experience with dance choreography has enabled him to view action films in a different light and bring his 3D skills to the table for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Especially with as little news about the film as we’re seeing right now, it’s worth checking out.