G.I. Joe: To Be Shot at Prague's Barrandov Studio

Prague´s Barrandov Studio announced the $170 million film based on the action commando toy and comic-book hero G.I. Joe will be filmed there in May. Production of the large, elaborate sets has already started.

G.I. Joe, directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing) will be one of the most expensive productions ever made at Barrandov, Chreneková said. Paramount Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures and American toy company Hasbro, Inc., which created the popular character, are co-producing the movie.

The cast includes Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Rachel Nichols and Dennis Quaid. The film concerns an elite military unit, comprising special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, which takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Previous films filmed at Barrandov included:
Babylon A.D. (Van Diesel movie)
both Chronicles of Narnia movies
Casino Royal (the 007 agent James Bond movie)
Harts War (Bruce Willis movie)
Tristan and Isolde
The Bourne Identity
Bad company

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