Source: The Wrap
Though Paramount Pictures hasn't officially confirmed this report, The Wrap
is claiming that Stephen Sommers
will in fact return to helm the studio's sequel to his mediocre 2009 hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Despite reports last year that there was tension between the filmmaker and the studio over the final cut of the film - and it's less than stellar box office returns - the dilemma appears to be resolved. If he does sign on, he'll be working with a more streamlined script from Zombieland
scribes Rhett Reese
and Paul Wernick
(the source claims that Paramount is very pleased with the draft they turned in recently).Channing Tatum
is expected to reprise his role as Duke in the sequel, but there are no plot details currently available. Sommers will produce with Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Shot on a $170 production budget, G.I. Joe grossed just over $300 million worldwide last year.