Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic Sacha Baron Cohen Reportedly Returning To Write, Produce, Star In & Direct The Freddie Mercury Biopic Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Watch: James Bond Is Back In First Trailer For 'Spectre' Starring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, & More Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut Watch: Explore The Loneliness Of Sofia Coppola's Films With This Supercut 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Paramount Hires 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Scribe Evan Daugherty For 'G.I. Joe 3'

Photo of Drew Taylor By Drew Taylor | The Playlist September 10, 2013 at 3:30PM

Apparently the admirably goofy "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" made enough money that Paramount and Hasbro are going back to the based-on-a-line-of-popular-action-figures well one more time; they've just hired Evan Daugherty, the screenwriter behind last summer's "Snow White and the Huntsman," to pen "G.I. Joe 3." Paramount was impressed with the work Daugherty did getting their "Ninja Turtles" screenplay into fighting shape (sorry, couldn't resist). 'Retaliation' director Jon M. Chu returns as director. As of now a silly subtitle has yet to be decided on.
1
Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Apparently the admirably goofy "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" made enough money that Paramount and Hasbro are going back to the based-on-a-line-of-popular-action-figures well one more time; they've just hired Evan Daugherty, the screenwriter behind last summer's "Snow White and the Huntsman," to pen "G.I. Joe 3." Paramount was impressed with the work Daugherty did getting their "Ninja Turtles" screenplay into fighting shape (sorry, couldn't resist). 'Retaliation' director Jon M. Chu returns as director. As of now, a silly subtitle has yet to be decided on.

After graduating from NYU Film School, Daugherty wrote nine screenplays before finally breaking through with a script called "Shrapnel." The screenplay, which ran a brisk 92 pages, was set during the Vietnam War and pitted a beleaguered World War II vet against a younger killer in a hard fight for survival. The script put the writer on people's radar and garnered the attention of John McTiernan, who personally flew himself to Robert De Niro to get him interested in the role. Of course, McTiernan ended up going to jail and the script languished (it was later made and released this year as "Killing Season," bearing little resemblance to the original script), but in the meantime, Daugherty sold his "Snow White and the Huntsman" script to Universal for $1.5 million and subsequently worked on potential YA franchise-starter "Divergent."

Chu has a background in choreography and dance, having helmed "Step Up 2: The Streets" and "Step Up 3D" (as well as the concert movie "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"). While we were pretty impressed with "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," in particular with its sense of humor and the large-scale, mountainside ninja battle, we would love to see Chu's background in choreography come across more in the next film, with action sequences shot and edited with long, fluid shots that are evocative of his past work.

The question is, of course, who will be back, since the last film killed off many of the characters from the first film (including Channing Tatum) and introduced several new ones. We wonder if they will be able to lure Bruce Willis back, who had a brief role in the sequel, especially since his dance card is filling up fast. In fact, just this week he signed on to action thriller "The Prince." The man is always in demand. But then again, it's hard to say no to 'Joe.'

There are no release dates in play yet, but considering how every other fucking movie is coming out in 2015, "G.I. Joe 3" might as well come out then.

This article is related to: G.I. Joe 3, Jon Chu


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates