Paramount Pictures is in talks with German director Robert Schwentke (The Captain) to direct the G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes, according to Variety. Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) wrote the script for the movie, with Brian Goldner producing.
Schwentke’s credits include Flightplan, The Time Traveler’s Wife, RED, R.I.P.D., and the Divergent films Insurgent and Allegiant.
Snake Eyes would mark the third G.I. Joe film produced by Paramount Pictures. The first film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, earned $302.5 million worldwide in 2009, while the second installment, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, grossed $375.7 million globally. Ray Park played Snake Eyes in both those films.
On the packaging of the original Hasbro toy, Snake Eyes was said to be proficient in 12 different unarmed fighting systems (Karate, Kung-Fu, Jujitsu) and highly skilled in the use of edged weapons. He had received extensive training in mountaineering, underwater demolitions, jungle, desert and arctic survival, and some form of holistic medicine. He was a qualified expert of all NATO and Warsaw pact small arms.
The mysterious character is one of the original and most popular members of the G.I. Joe Team, and is most known for his relationships with Scarlett and Storm Shadow.