HN Entertainment has confirmed that Paramount Pictures’ will be using the working title of Grackle Bird during the production of their G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes.
The film is expected to help reboot the G.I. Joe franchise as it will explore the origins of both Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow along with their eventual falling-out.
Working titles are primarily only used during production as a way to keep locals from swarming locations. A grackle bird is a species of bird and it’s unknown what the significance is towards the production.
Robert Schwentke (Red) will be directing from a script penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and The Beast).
The cast includes Henry Golding (Last Christmas, Crazy Rich Asians, The Gentlemen) as the titular Snake Eyes, Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais as Hard Master, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, and Haruka Abe in an undisclosed role.
HN first revealed that a rebooted version of Baroness would be appearing in the film.
Filming is said to kick-off next Tuesday (the day after Canadian Thanksgiving) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
We expect there will be more casting announcements soon.
Henry Golding’s next two films include Paul Feig’s Last Christmas due out on November 8th and Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen on January 24th, 2020.
Paramount has given Snake Eyes a release date of October 16th, 2020.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT