The GI Joe cartoon, was pretty damn ridiculous. Characters, gadgets, and set pieces were so far fetched and beyond the realm of believability, that the only reason we took them seriously is because we were 8 years old. With that said, I loved that damn cartoon, and I still do today. I did NOT however, like the flick G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It was even more absurd than it’s source material. It was loud and dumb. A complete throwaway experience. Of course, my opinion doesn’t matter. It was a financial hit and Hasbro is laughing their way to a sequel.
Back in January, we learned that Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) was not returning to ruin our childhood once again with the G.I. Joe sequel. This left Paramount looking for a new director for the film that is being written by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Latino Review is now reporting that the three possible candidates Paramount is considering are Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan), F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen, Be Cool), and Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step 2 & 3D).
While Collet-Serra and Gray have the directorial credential to do a decent G.I. Joe film, I want to know how Chu got his name into the pot because I don’t think a G.I. Joe type of film may be in his repertoire, although Step Up 3D was praised for it’s use of 3D.
I’m not thrilled on a follow-up to the insult that was Rise of Cobra, but writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick do excite me. A director is the deciding factor on whether or not we get a proper Joe flick this time.
So, who do y’all think from the three listed should take the directorial helm for the G.I. Joe sequel? Or is there another director that you have in mind that could bring life to the franchise?