The third G.I. Joe film may have landed on a director, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet reported Monday that D.J. Caruso is “in talks” for the movie, which would follow 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
If a deal is made, Caruso would be the third director in as many Joe films: Stephen Sommers directed 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Jon M. Chu joined the franchise for Retaliation. Chu was originally slated to direct the next round, but left the series for the live-action adaptation of another ’80s property: Jem and the Holograms.
Caruso’s credits include Disturbia and Eagle Eye, so feel free to prepare your jokes on which Joe Shia LaBeouf might play. His other directing work includes I Am Number Four and multiple episodes of FX’s The Shield. The director was once attached to adapt Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo classic Preacher to live action.
The third G.I. Joe installment is slated for release in 2016, and Dwayne Johnson is expected to return as Roadblock.
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