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Wednesday
Aug042010

Ugh! Sommers back at the helm for G.I. Joe 2

Stephen Sommers is coming back to direct G.I. Joe 2, according to The Wrap (via IGN). If you're wondering why a sequel would get funding after the abortion that was G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (review), well, its part my fault. I bought 1 ticket to see it. The film had a $175 million budget and only made $150 million in the U.S., but it scrapped another $150 million from the rest of the world. Still, w

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Friday
Jan082010

ZOMBIELAND writers set to pen G.I. JOE 2 and DEADPOOL

Zombieland is one of my favorite films of 2009 and it looks like it may have ranked pretty high on movie studio executive lists as well. /Film reports that Paramount has hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The news is elating since it would mean two good writers are attached to write a sequel to what I consider an awful movie. The Rise of Cobra, like many blockbusters, was written by a mish-mash of 3-6 screenwriters. 

A couple days ago, Fox/Marvel announced that they've hired the duo to write the Ryan Reynolds superhero movie, Deadpool. The flick is kind of a spin off to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which had Renolds as Deadpool in it. No director or schedule for Deadpool has been confirmed, as the project is still a ways out.