G.I. JOE Sequel Gets Director

Following the departure of director Stephen Sommers from the forthcoming G.I. Joe sequel many wondered who would step in to his shoes and helm the sequel to the 2009 box hit The Rise Of Cobra. That was until now, as a Paramount Pictures has chosen director Jon M.Chu to direct the movie which is due out sometime in 2012.

Chu who recently made the company a lot of money (Over $51 million dollars at time of writing) when he directed Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (a movie that was budgeted at $13 million), is thought to have won the role over the director of UNKNOWN, Jaume Collet-Serra.

Paramount and Chu are now thought to be in the midst of working out a deal, following which the studio and he will be looking into who of the cast will be returning. The Rise of Cobra which was released on August 7 2009 and despite overwhelming negative reviews still managed to make $302 million worldwide. The movie featured Christopher Eccleston (Destro), Sienna Miller (Baroness),Ray Park (Snake Eyes), Channing Tatum (Duke) in some of the iconic roles based on the classic Hasbro toy franchise of the same name. At present time it is thought that Paramount plan to negotiate first with Channing Tatum to return as the lead and then work their way through the rest of the cast list. Although if other reports are to be believed then the actor Lee Byung-hun has all ready signed on to reprise his role as Storm Shadow.

The untitled sequel is set to film later this year with a script written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for a 2012 release.

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