Sunday, 19 April 2015

G.I. Joe 3 gets a rewrite

The clamour from outside the studio walls might not have been as high as inside it but Paramount Pictures are pushing ahead with a third G.I. Joe outing, hoping to build on the box office success of the first two films. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) is set to direct, and that Section 6 writer Aaron Berg is aboard to re-write the script.

Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman) was the last person to take a crack at the script, which back in 2013 was said to be returning some characters from the first movie to rejoin the ranks alongside the likes of Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock. There are no details on the direction that Caruso and Berg plan to take the story in The Hollywood Reporter's word on the film.

Berg landed on the Hollywood radar thanks to his much talked about, bidding war sparking script about the early days of MI6. A lawsuit from MGM Pictures and the James Bond team at Eon Productions concerned about it encroaching on their super spy followed, which has since been resolved. Section 6 is currently in development with Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) attached to star and, potentially, Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) directing.

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