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Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2018

New GI Joe film, ‘Snakes Eyes,’ moves forward with ‘Red’ director Robert Schwentke

Paramount has long sought to expand their G.I. Joe film franchise with the studio partnering with Hasbro to deliver a spin-off centering around ninja Snakes Eyes.

The new film will be written by Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Beauty and the Beast) and Brian Goldner as a producer. Now Variety reports that Robert Schwentke and Paramount are “in early talks” for the reboot.

They explained that “The studio and Hasbro have since being trying to figure out a new spin for the series, even turning to a writers’ room to form new ideas. The the studio is currently rebooting Transformers by spinning off the popular character Bumblebee.”

Schwentke found success with Red, earned critical acclaim with the 2017 historical war drama The Captain, worked on R.I.P.D., and the second and third installments in the Divergent series.

The summarized the character: “Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never reveals his face, and doesn’t speak. He stands out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly establishes himself as the most popular. He has a special relationship with Scarlett, the team’s one-time only female member, and sometimes carries out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber. His archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who is also his blood brother.”

 

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