Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, starring Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, Last Christmas) as the title character previously played by Ray Park in 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
This attempt to trigger a new G.I. Joe line of films offers up a Snake Eyes’ origin story, with Golding playing a tenacious loner who finds himself welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan after saving the life of their heir apparent. In Japan, he begins to learn the ways of the ninja warrior and begins to warm to this new home – something he’s always longed for. Things take a dark turn when secrets from his past come to light, testing his honour and allegiance.
Some slick flashes of action shown off in the minute-long trailer, which also gives us a few snippets of the supporting players. The rest of the cast includes Aussie star Samara Weaving as Scarlett, The Raid‘s Iko Uwais as Hard Master, Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Haruka Abe as Akiko, and Tahehiro Hira as Kenta.
Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, The Time Traveler’s Wife, RED) directs the film from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos (2014’s Hercules, 2017’s Beauty and the Beast).
Snake Eyes will be in Australian cinemas on July 22nd and US cinemas on July 23rd.