New G.I. Joe Movie in the Works With 'Seberg' Writers (Exclusive)
Paramount and Hasbro are rolling more Snake Eyes.
With the solo G.I. Joe movie Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins readying for an October release, the companies are looking to keep the Joe universe moving forward and are in negotiations with Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse to pen a follow-up.
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Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who produced Snake Eyes and is also producing various projects based on Hasbro's Transformers brand, will produce with Hasbro's arm, Allspark Pictures.
While details of the take are being kept on Cobra Island, the idea for the project is to build on Snake Eyes, making it not quite a sequel but rather an expansion to take filmgoers deeper into the world of Joe.
Snake Eyes stars Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding as the most popular and mysterious member of the elite anti-terrorist group known as G.I. Joe. The movie, directed by Robert Schwentke, is meant to reboot the franchise for Paramount and Hasbro.
Shrapnel and Waterhouse are perhaps best known for writing the recent Kristen Stewart-starring drama Seberg. The pair are also tackling The Great Machine, Legendary’s adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Eisner Award-winning comic book title Ex Machina, and worked on Netflix’s adaptation of the gothic drama Rebecca, which shot last year with Armie Hammer and Lily James as the leads.
Shrapnel and Waterhouse, who are repped by Grandview, Curtis Brown and attorney Sean Marks, already have some experience in the Joe world as they did some uncredited production polishing on Snake Eyes.
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