F. Gary Gray
is best known for directing 2009 Law Abiding Citizen
. Jon Chu
is probably best known as a director of that 3D documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
So what do they have in common? Well, guess what, both of them are the top candidates to direct G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra follow-up, (at this moment still) Untitled G.I.Joe Sequel
It looks that guys from Paramount are aiming at a summer 2012 release for the sequel that is being penned by Rhett Reese
and Paul Wernick
(the duo behind the Zombieland
), and that basically means that a director is quite necessary at the moment.
According to the latest reports, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has recently met with several directors, including F. Gary Gray and Jon Chu, and Paramount will continue talks this week.
Unfortunately, no story details have been revealed yet, although it’s already known that Byung-hun Leewill reprise his role of Storm Shadow for the sequel.
We’ll keep an eye on G.I.Joe
, stay tuned!