Paramount’s origin story/reboot/spin-off film ‘Snake Eyes’ will now release October 16, 2020. This next installment in the ‘G.I Joe’ franchise was previously on the March 27, 2020 date.
The studio is pivoting to ‘Snake Eyes’ before moving forward (again) with a third mainline ‘G.I. Joe’ film.
The role of Snake Eyes will be recast, due to the fact Ray Park is too old to be playing a younger version of the character.
Robert Schwentke (‘RED,’ ‘Insurgent’) serves as director, while the screenplay is from Evan Spiliotopoulos (‘Beauty and The Beast, Death Note 2’).
Spiliotopoulos previously gave a comment regarding the classic action-martial arts tone of the film:
“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.”
Further, Paramount is currently eyeing a late summer or early fall production start for the film. Potential filming locations include various places in Japan, which serves as the major setting of the film, as well as Vancouver and Los Angeles.
‘Snakes Eyes’ will be up against Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ and Universal’s Untitled Blumhouse Film.
Meanwhile, ‘Micronauts’ has vacated the October slot, and is now releasing June 4, 2021.
The writers room comprised of Michael Chabon, Brian K. Vaughan, Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, Cheo Coker, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Joe Robert Cole, Jeff Pinkner, Nicole Riegel and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. There is no director onboard at the moment.
There are no others films on this date as of now.