Paramount Pictures is finally moving forward with another G.I. Joe movie while a third team film is on hiatus, the studio is pivoting to a Snake Eyes origin movie. They have hired German director Robert Schwentke and have a script penned by Evan Spilotopoulos.
We have a small production tidbit to share.
HN Entertainment has learned that the studio is now scouting filming locations for the G.I. Joe spin-off, those potential filming locations include various places in Japan (is a major setting of the film), Vancouver, and Los Angeles.
Our friends over at ThatHashtagShow revealed back in December some character and plot details of the film, and worth a read. The details they posted last month reaffirm talk of Snake Eyes being an origin film of sorts which is a major reason why they’ll be recasting the role as Ray Park is too old to be playing a younger version of the Joe.
A lot of the film taking place in Japan would certainly play-up the classic martial arts action film tone that screenwriter Evan Spilotopoulos had recently suggested to DiscussingFilm they would be aiming for.
“Our vision is if it was a Hong Kong movie of the ’70s directed by Akira Kurosawa. I wish I could get into story but that’s the idea of going back to a rough-and-tumble, you know, Bruce Lee movie but directed by one of the greatest Japanese filmmakers of all-time.”
Filming will begin sometime in the spring and when we’re able to get production dates for Snake Eyes, we will update.
Paramount Pictures currently hasn’t announced an official release date for Snake Eyes but is expected to be released in 2020.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT