'Snow White and the Huntsman' Writer Tapped for 'G.I. Joe 3' (Exclusive)

Evan Daugherty - P 2013
<p>Evan Daugherty - P 2013</p>
Jon Chu returns to direct the third installment in the action franchise.

It’s Go Joe time for Evan Daugherty.

The writer who wrote Snow White and the Huntsman as a spec has nabbed the coveted gig of penning the third installment of Paramount and Hasbro’s G.I. Joe franchise.

Jon M. Chu, who helmed G.I. Joe: Retaliation, is already signed on to return to the director’s chair.

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Details of Daugherty’s take were not revealed.

The Joe movies have not been warmly received critically but have proven to be moneymakers for Paramount. Retaliation, released earlier this year, grossed $371 million worldwide. 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra made $302 million.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.

Daugherty already has a history with Paramount, having been called in for, and impressing execs with, a last-minute rewrite on Ninja Turtles, the studio’s new big-screen take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that is currently in production with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes producing.

He also co-wrote Summit’s much-anticipated adaptation of the Veronica Roth YA novel Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley.

Daughterty is repped by UTA, Benderspink and McKuin Frankel.