While giving an update of sorts on the numerous projects they have in development, Hasbro's CEO & producer Brian Goldner sat down with MTV Movies to discuss their projects. One revelation was that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have turned in a script for Paramount Pictures' planned sequel, G.I. Joe 2. The search is underway for a new director to lead the follow-up to Stephen Sommer's 2009 release, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, though previous reports suggest that helmers Jon Chu and F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) are in the running for the lead chair.
Goldner also went into spoiler territory by telling the website that this sequel would begin where the first film finished off, exploring the link between the presidential imposter and the Joes' enemies.
"Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor," Goldner said, "You might begin with the knowledge of having your president as an impostor. What would that mean? From that, you can tell a very big story without only having to rely on the chronology of the first film."
Produced on a $175 million budget, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra invaded theaters on August 7, 2009. It opened its first weekend with $54.7 million before going on to gross $302.4 million worldwide.