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"Snake Eyes"

Writer Evan Spiliotopoulos ("Beauty and the Beast") continues developing his "G.I. Joe" spin-off screenplay "Snake Eyes" for a Paramount/Hasbro standalone martial arts action feature:

Snake Eyes, originally part of Hasbro's 1982 G.I. Joe toyline, was portrayed by Ray Park in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009) and the "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013).

He is the team's original commando, with much of his history and information, including his real name, place of birth and service number, remaining "Classified". All that is known for certain is his rank/grade, originally 'Us Army Sergeant/E-5', eventually reaching 'Sergeant First Class/E-7'. 

His primary military specialty is infantry, followed by hand-to-hand combat instructor. He has undergone drill sergeant training, and is a former 'Us Army Special Forces' and 'Delta Force' operator.

He was trained at the 'MacV Recondo School' and served in 'LRRPs' in Southeast Asia with both 'Stalker' and 'Storm Shadow.
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Jonathan Stokes Rewriting Uni’s Genghis Khan Tomb Search Pic For Dwayne Johnson & Bob Zemeckis’ Production Banners

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Screenwriter and author Jonathan Stokes has been tapped to rewrite Universal’s Untitled Genghis Khan Project. The idea for the project was presented by ImageMovers, Seven Bucks Productions and Evan Spiliotopoulos, who wrote an earlier draft of the film.

Pic is a contemporary action-adventure story and follows a search for Khan’s mysterious tomb. Producing are Jack Rapke of ImageMovers and Jackie Levine, along with Seven Bucks Productions production president Hiram Garcia. Exec producing is Seven Bucks’ cofounders Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, along with ImageMovers’ Robert Zemeckis.

Stokes adapted the Jonathan Stroud novel Lockwood And Co for Universal and the Biblical epic David The King for Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Scott Free, and he adapted the Harlan Coben novel Six Years for Paramount and producer Mark Gordon. He also authored the book series Addison Cooke And The Treasure Of The Incas, and The Thrifty Time Travelers Guide. He
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"Bright 2" on Netflix

  • SneakPeek
Development continues on the greenlit Netflix sequel "Bright 2", directed by David Ayer ("Suicide Squad"), written by Ayer and Evan Spiliotopoulos, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton:

"...in Bright', set in an alternate present, where humans live in uneasy peace with 'orcs', 'elves' and other races after fighting each other for thousands of years, Los Angeles, veteran 'Lapd' police officer 'Daryl Ward' is involuntarily partnered with 'Nick Jakoby', the nation's first 'orkish' police officer.

"Jakoby is ostracized by humans and orcs alike—by humans for his race, and by orcs for being a cop. In addition to the pushback from other officers, Ward is also personally ambivalent towards him...

"...following an incident where Ward was shot and Jakoby apparently let the assailant get away. Then during a trip back to the station, an arrested man tells Jakoby both officers are involved in a prophecy and that Ward is blessed.
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Ray Park Will Not Return as Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe Spin-Off Movie

Ray Park Will Not Return as Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe Spin-Off Movie
A new G.I. Joe movie is finally on the way in the form of a Snake Eyes spin-off. However, it won't be actor Ray Park behind the mask. Park starred as the fan-favorite character in the previous two live action movies, 2009's The Rise of Cobra and 2013's Retaliation. Unfortunately, for very practical reasons, he won't be featured in the upcoming movie, according to one of the producers.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, a longtime producer of the Transformers franchise who also has a hand in the future of G.I. Joe on the big screen, has been making the rounds to promote Bumblebee. During a recent interview, the producer talked a little bit about Snake Eyes. Specifically, whether or not Ray Park would return. The answer is no, but as Di Bonaventura reveals, it's nothing against Park. here's what he had to say about it.

"Probably not, because we are going to the origin story.
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Ray Park Will Reportedly Not Return to Play Snake Eyes in New G.I. Joe Film

When it was announced that Paramount Pictures would be developing a new G.I. Joe film that put the focus on Snake Eyes, a lot of fans were hoping to see Ray Park return to reprise the role.

Well, I’ve got some bad news for you. According to /Film, Park will not be back, and producer Lorenzo Dibonaventura explained why:

“Probably not, because we are going to the origin story. As you know in the comic book, you saw his face. And it is, I’ll say, the formation of a hero. So you’ve got to see somebody and it can’t be Ray’s age, unfortunately.”

Well, that’s kind of a bummer. I understand why they won’t be using Park, but I’m sure this news will upset a few fans.

It’ll be interesting to see who they do get to take on the role of Snake Eyes,
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Sam Raimi to produce James Herbert adaptation Shrine, but won’t direct The Kingkiller Chronicle?

According to Deadline, Sam Raimi is set to produce an adaptation of the James Herbert horror novel Shrine, which has Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenwriter on Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War) attached to write and direct.

Published in 1983, Shrine follows “a disgraced journalist who discovers a series of seemingly divine miracles in a small New England town and uses them to resurrect his career – but the ‘miracles’ may have a much darker source.”

Meanwhile, rumours are suggesting that Raimi has exited the director’s chair on The Name of the Wind, the first instalment in Lionsgate’s planned trilogy of films based upon Patrick RothfussThe Kingkiller Chronicle book series.

See Also: Ryan Reynolds to battle Sharks, Vikings and Nazis in Sam Raimi’s Bermuda Triangle

Raimi was reported to be in talks for The Name of the Wind back in January of this year. The film
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GI Joe's Snake Eyes Spin Off Film In The Works

  • Cinelinx
Looks like GI Joe is returning to the big screen with a possible silent film.

GI Joe has been a polarizing film franchise to date. The first one was met with mixed reactions, followed by a sequel with basically a brand new cast that was also mixed. I for one was a fan of the first, and little eh on the second the film. But have been hopeful for the franchise to continue. One character who has been loved in both films is the silent ninja, Snake Eyes. Now it looks like Snake will be leading his own film.

Variety is reporting that the director of the critical acclaimed thriller The Captain, Robert Schwentke is in early talks to direct a Snake Eyes solo film for Paramount. Schwentke also gave us the Bruce Willis lead action film Red however is also responsible for the 2nd and 3rd Divergent films by directing Insurgent and Allegiant,
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Paramount enlists Divergent director for G.I. Joe spinoff Snake Eyes

Back in May it was announced that fan favourite G.I. Joe ninja Snake Eyes is set to receive his very own solo movie, and now comes word that the project has found a director.

THR is reporting that Robert Schwentke has signed on to direct the Snake Eyes movie, which has been scripted by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast).

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the movie is expected to serve as an origin story for the silent commando, presumably incorporating his days in the Arashikage Clan and his friendship and subsequent falling out with Storm Shadow.

As yet, there’s no word on whether Ray Park will be reprising his role as Snake Eyes, having portrayed the character in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Paramount has a third movie, G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant, slated for release on March 27th 2020, while
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G.I. Joe Spin-Off Movie Snake Eyes Finally Finds Its Director

G.I. Joe Spin-Off Movie Snake Eyes Finally Finds Its Director
The Snake Eyes movie is in talks with Robert Schwentke to direct. The G.I. Joe spin-off has been discussed a lot over the past few years, but it appears that there is finally some forward motion. Paramount and Hasbro have been looking for new ways to reinvent the franchise, much like they're doing with The Transformers and their upcoming Bumblebee movie. Ray Park portrayed the mysterious Snake Eyes in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and again in 2013's sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but it appears that they will be rebooting and recasting the role.

Robert Schwentke, who recently received critical praise for his World War II thriller The Captain, is reportedly in the early stages of talks with Paramount to take on the Snake Eyes movie. The director is probably best-known for launching the Red action movie series with Bruce Willis and John Malkovich, and then later taking
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Robert Schwentke in Talks to Direct ‘G.I. Joe’ Spinoff ‘Snake Eyes’ for Paramount

Way back in May of this year, we reported that a new G.I. Joe movie was in the works from Paramount and Hasbro. Centering on the silent ninja Snake Eyes, the spinoff flick was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos; Brian Goldner is also on board as a producer. Now, it's looking like some progress is being made on this movie in earnest as Robert Schwentke (Red) is in talks to direct. Variety reports that Schwentke and Paramount are in early talks for the reboot of the film franchise based on …
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Red's Robert Schwentke eyed to direct Snake Eyes movie for Paramount

  • JoBlo
This month’s Bumblebee marks a fresh start for Hasbro at the movies with a soft reboot of the Transformers franchise, and now it looks like Paramount and the company are looking to keep things going by hiring director Robert Schwentke to helm the new Snake Eyes movie as part of the G.I. Joe series. Schwentke will be working off a script from Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty…
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The Upcoming G.I. Joe Snake Eyes Film May Be Directed By Robert Schwentke

In case you forgot, Paramount Pictures is still planning to make a new G.I. Joe movie and the last we heard is that movie will focus on the fan favorite character Snake Eyes.

According to Variety, the studio is in talks with Robert Schwentke to direct the film. Schwentke has been hit and miss with some of his previous projects. Some of those films include Red, The Time Traveler’s Wife, R.I.P.D., Insurgent, Allegiant, and The Captain, which was a great film!

The script for Snake Eyes is being written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, who previously wrote Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War.

I’m on board with the idea of Snake Eyes getting his own movie. I hope that this movie will serve as a reboot to the G.I. Joe film franchise. I’m not a big fan of the previous two films, and I’ve
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"G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes" Movie Update

  • SneakPeek
Hasbro and Paramount continue developing a standalone martial arts action movie spinning off from "G.I. Joe", showcasing the faceless character 'Snake Eyes', to be directed by Robert Schwentke ("Divergent"), targeting a March 27, 2020 release:

"Snake Eyes" screenplay is by Evan Spiliotopoulos ("Beauty and the Beast") , focusing "...on the early days of the silent, masked warrior, as he attempts to join the ranks of the 'Ninja Clan' known as 'Arashikage'."

Snake Eyes, originally part of Hasbro's 1982 G.I. Joe toyline, was portrayed by Ray Park in the live-action feature "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009) and the sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013).

He is the team's original commando, with much of his history and information, including his real name, place of birth and service number, remaining "Classified". All that is known for certain is his rank/grade, originally 'Us Army Sergeant/E-5', eventually reaching 'Sergeant First Class/E-7'.
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Robert Schwentke Eyed As Director Of ‘G.I. Joe’ Spinoff At Paramount

  • Deadline
Robert Schwentke Eyed As Director Of ‘G.I. Joe’ Spinoff At Paramount
Robert Schwentke, who has directed films like The Divergent Series: Insurgent, R.I.P.D., and The Time Traveler’s Wife, is in early discussions to helm Snake Eyes, the G.I. Joe spinoff from Paramount Pictures.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the script based on the Hasbro toy. Snake Eyes is the silent, masked, ninja commando who is part of the original members of the G.I. Joe Team. The character was featured in 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, played by Ray Park. No word on if Park will be reprising his role in the spinoff.

Brian Goldner is producing.

Variety was first to report this story.
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Robert Schwentke to Direct ‘Snake Eyes’ For Paramount and AllSpark

  • The Wrap
Robert Schwentke to Direct ‘Snake Eyes’ For Paramount and AllSpark
Robert Schwentke, the director of “Red” and “R.I.P.D.,” is set to direct “Snake Eyes,” based on the G.I. Joe universe, for Paramount and Allspark Pictures, individuals with knowledge of the project tell TheWrap.

The third “G.I. Joe’ film in the franchise, based on the world’s most famous toy, will be a spinoff film based upon fan favorite character Snake Eyes. Paramount’s untitled “GI Joe” Snake Eyes spinoff film will open on March 27, 2020.

Beauty and The Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the first draft of the screenplay. The story centers on the character’s origins where he tries to become a member of the Arashikage Clan, a ninja clan based in Japan. According to “G.I. Joe vs. Cobra: The Essential Guide,” the Arashikage worked as shadowy assassins for generations, using deception to earn their keep as ninjas, as well as developing a reputation for being able to perform impossible tasks.
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Robert Schwentke in Talks to Direct ‘G.I. Joe’ Movie ‘Snake Eyes’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Robert Schwentke in Talks to Direct ‘G.I. Joe’ Movie ‘Snake Eyes’ (Exclusive)
Robert Schwentke, who received critical acclaim for his thriller “The Captain,” is in early talks to direct Paramount’s “G.I. Joe” spinoff, “Snake Eyes,” sources tell Variety.

Evan Spiliotopoulos, who wrote “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” penned the script.

Brian Goldner is among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toys.

Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never reveals his face, and doesn’t speak. He stands out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly establishes himself as the most popular. He has a special relationship with Scarlett, the team’s one-time only female member, and sometimes carries out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber. His archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who is also his blood brother.

The pic would mark the third “G.I. Joe” film Paramount has produced in the last decade, with the most
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'Divergent' Filmmaker in Talks to Tackle 'G.I. Joe' Spinoff 'Snake Eyes'

'Divergent' Filmmaker in Talks to Tackle 'G.I. Joe' Spinoff 'Snake Eyes'
Robert Schwentke, who directed two installments of the Divergent sci-fi action movie series, has been tapped to helm Paramount’s G.I. Joe spinoff pic centering on the popular character Snake Eyes.

Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer of 2017's Beauty and the Beast and 2016's The Huntsman: Winter’s War, penned the script, and Brian Goldner is among those producing the feature based on the Hasbro toy line.

Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the toy line, dubbed G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. The character, who ...
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Evan Spiliotopoulos and Sam Raimi Team On James Herbert Novel ‘Shrine’ at Screen Gems

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Evan Spiliotopoulos and Sam Raimi Team On James Herbert Novel ‘Shrine’ at Screen Gems
Exclusive: Screen Gems has made a deal to make a film from the James Herbert horror novel Shrine, with Evan Spiliotopoulos to write and direct. He will produce with Ghost House’s Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.

The story is about a disgraced journalist who discovers a series of seemingly divine miracles in a small New England town and uses them to resurrect his career. But the “miracles” may have a much darker source.

Herbert, who died in 2013, was called the UK’s answer to Stephen King and his books sold 54 million copies worldwide. King himself once said that the late author’s “books were best sellers because many readers (including me) were too horrified to put them down.”

Spiliotopoulos’ script work includes Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War, starring Chris Hemsworth; and MGM’s Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson.

Romel Adam will oversee for Ghost House.
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Movie Talk: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Now the 5th Highest Grossing Film Ever

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Reilly, Joelle Monique, and Jay Washington discuss the following: Avengers: Infinity War became the 5 highest grossing film after pulling in an estimated $61.8 million and hit $547.8 million. It opened with $200 million in China. Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has started development on a Snake Eyes movie as a G.I. Joe spinoff. Evan Spiliotopoulos is in negotiations to write the script. EW is reporting that Chris Evans has signed on to star in Neill Blomkamp's disaster thriller Greenland. Disney and Pixar released a new Incredibles …
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G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes is getting a solo movie

It looks like Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are taking the G.I. Joe franchise down the same route as Transformers, with THR reporting that fan favourite Joe Snake Eyes is set to get his own solo movie.

According to the site, Evan Spiliotopoulos is in talks to pen the script for the solo movie. It’s the second big project for Spiliotopoulos this week after the news that he will also be writing the screenplay for Netflix’s Bright 2.

Snake Eyes, a silent ninja commando, is one of the original members of the G.I. Joe team, and arguably the franchise’s most popular and recognisable character.

He was portrayed by Ray Park in both G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and is also expected to feature in the next instalment of the main series, rumoured to be titled G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant.

As yet,
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