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‘G.I. Joe’ Yanked Off Summer 2012 Movie Schedule, Will Bow in 2013

(AP) ‘G.I. Joe’ gets new marching orders, moves to 2013
LOS ANGELES
G.I. Joe won’t be going into action on the big-screen this summer, after all.

The Hollywood Reporter says Paramount Pictures yanked its sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” from its June 29 release date and rescheduled the movie for March 29 next year.

While it’s not uncommon for studios to shuffle opening dates, it is rare for such a big-budget movie to get the bump so close to its release.

Paramount executives told the Reporter the move was made so the studio would have time to convert “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” into a digital 3-D version.

Action films often get most of their revenue from 3-D showings, which cost a few dollars more per ticket and can boost a movie’s prospects to make its money back.

Paramount did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

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