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The Raid and The Raid 2 action movie star Iko Uwais is in negotiations to play Hard Master for the G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes. The Hard Master is described as Snake Eyes’ tough as nails teacher who is also a skilled sword master. Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding has been cast to play Snake Eyes, the titular ninja commando who is seeking revenge for his father’s death by joining a ninja clan and in the process finding acceptance. Paramount, Skydance and Hasbro’s movie arm AllSpark Pictures are behind the project that has Robert Schwentke directing. The script was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner are producers that begins shooting in Vancouver and Tokyo this fall. Credits for Uwais include Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22. Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding is in negotiations to star in Snake Eyes, a G.I. Joe spinoff centered on the popular Ninja Commando. The project is currently in development from Paramount with Skydance and AllSpark Pictures with Robert Schwentke directing the project that has Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner among the producers. Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the script for the solo installment, which is said to center on Snake Eyes seeking revenge for his father’s death by joining ninja clan, in the process finding acceptance. Snake Eyes is a NInja Commando that first appeared as part of Hasbro's 1980s toy line, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero based off Marvel Comics. He usually wears a black bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face. Paramount has made two G.I. Joe movies — 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I Joe: Retaliation — with acrobatic actor Ray Park playing Snake Eyes in both.
Currently being developed is a new G.I. Joe movie, a new G.I. Joe movie based on the Ninja Commando Snake-Eyes and now Paramount and Hasbro are looking to begin development on another new G.I. Joe movie based on or around the Undercover Criminal Investigations, Chuckles. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the companies have hired Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who are writing the untitled scripted project. The character of Chuckles is not the center of the film but the project is in deep development and things could change. Appelbaum and Nemec wrote the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies as well as Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. They are also working on Rainbow Six, the Tom Clancy-based anti-terrorism thriller set up at Paramount with Michael B. Jordan producing.
Variety is reporting that sources have informed them that Robert Schwentke is in early talks to direct Paramount’s "G.I. Joe" spinoff, "Snake Eyes." The script is being penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos with Brian Goldner among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toys. Both Paramount and Hasbro has been trying to work a new spin for the G.I. Joe movies, even turning to a writers’ room to form new ideas. Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never reveals his face, and doesn’t speak. He stands out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly establishes himself as the most popular. He has a special relationship with Scarlett, the team’s one-time only female member, and sometimes carries out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber. His archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who is also his blood brother.