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GI Joe The Movie Sequel in Production

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lee Byung-hun will be back in the role of Storm Shadow in GI Joe The Movie, the warrior who throws all ninja etiquette out the window by wearing white.

The script for G.I. Joe 2 is currently being worked on by the team who brought us Zombieland so there’s a chance this film won’t blow. Lee will be coming to the U.S. for shooting in June, although there’s still no word yet on who will be taking over as director since Stephen Sommers bailed out. Most of the cast is expected to return, but no official announcements have been made. Production will begin in June.

Paramount is very excited about film sequel. No dates have been set, but producers think about summer 2012 release.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and co-written by Stuart Beattie, based on a 1998 screenplay by John Paul Kay. GI Joe The Movie features an ensemble cast based on the various characters of the franchise. The story follows two American soldiers, Duke and Ripcord, who join the G.I. Joe Team after being attacked by MARS troops. The film was released on August 7, 2009, worldwide. The score to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was composed by Alan Silvestri. During the opening weekend G.I. Joe opened at the top of the North American box office with an estimated $54.7 million. It earned an additional $44 million internationally during the same weekend. As of November 5, 2009, the film grossed US$302,543,074 worldwide, of which US$150,201,498 was from the United States.

So let’s wait for 2012 when GI Joe The Movie sequel will be released.

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