This should please all those fans who cringed when they heard that Stephen Sommers was up for the directing gig of G.I JOE. Apparently, that has been nixed by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and the studio after he asked for too much money. Robert previously reported him being in negotiations for the director's chair right here.
So what happened? Why did it fall apart?
From the report, Sommers reportedly asked for a 10 million dollar salary to helm the project which the studio shot down rather fast. I'm not sure why he would ask for so much money with Mummy, Mummy 2 & Van Helsing under his belt but that's the speculation at this point.
At this point, the director's chair remains empty.
Big thanks to Maniac scooper, "jon41380" , for passing this along to me.