‘G.I. Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’ Scouts Locations in Japan, Vancouver, and Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures is finally moving forward with another G.I. Joe movie. While a third team film is on hiatus, the studio is pivoting to a ‘Snake Eyes’ origin movie. They have hired German director Robert Schwentke (‘RED’) and have a script penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos (‘Beauty and The Beast’).
HN Entertainment reports that the studio is now scouting filming locations for the G.I. Joe spin-off. Those potential filming locations include various places in Japan (major setting of the film), Vancouver, and Los Angeles.
‘Snake Eyes’ will be both an origin and reboot, so they’ll be recasting the role as Ray Park is too old to be playing a younger version of the Joe.
A lot of the film taking place in Japan, in line with a classic martial arts action film tone. Screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos had recently suggested to Discussing Film they would be aiming for this:
“Our vision is if it was a Hong Kong movie of the ’70s directed by Akira Kurosawa. I wish I could get into story but that’s the idea of going back to a rough-and-tumble, you know, Bruce Lee movie but directed by one of the greatest Japanese filmmakers of all-time.”
Filming will begin sometime in the spring. Meanwhile, Paramount Pictures has not yet announced an official release date for Snake Eyes. However, the film might take the March 27, 2020 date currently held by ‘G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant.’
Source: HN Entertainment