Paramount has decided to move back the release date for G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation to March 29th, 2013.
The original release date was set for only a few weeks - June 29th - but citing how they want to convert the movie to 3-D, Paramount will now release G.I. Joe 2 nine months after the initial release date.
“We’re going to do a conscientious 3D job because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally,” a studio Exec tells Deadline. “Jim Cameron did all of Titanic”˜s 3D in post — and look how well that movie turned out.”
Apparently the Russian and Chinese markets factored into the decision as well as how well The Hunger Games did at the box office — which had its debut in March, reports Deadline.
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation hits
June 29, 2012 March 29th, 2013 directed by Jon Chu, starring Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, RZA, DJ Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello and Walton Goggins and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.