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08 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: IESB

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It's a fair bet that few people (read: no one) walked out of the first G.I. Joe outing thinking, 'hhhm… that was a great screenplay!' But while the sequel is still developing, we're hopeful it might actually boast some better dialogue. Why? Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been hired to script it.

The pair, who've been busy cranking out ideas for a Zombieland follow-up already have one geek-bait project on their plates, since they're also signed to write Deadpool.

But now they'll be getting the chance to make Duke, Snake Eyes and the rest sound A) funnier and B) less stupid. At least, that's the thinking. Given that the movie will be a tentpole action blockbuster and follow-up to a $300 million hit for Paramount, we're sure that other writers will also have their mucky paws on the script.

Still, if something from the men who brought so much fun to Zombieland can survive the trip through development, we have hope. It's not much, but it's something.


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RE: GI Joke
I enjoyed GI JOE.Complete and utter nonsense but highly entertaining all the same.I look forward to a sequel but for heavens sake,keep the Baroness as a villain! More

Posted by darth silas at 20:02 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: GI Joke
Gi Joe was one of my favourite movies of last year, bring it on! More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 19:47 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: GI Joke
My mate gave it to me on DVD for my birthday and, knowing that the film was generally despised, I wasn't particularly looking forward to watching it. However, although it really is a shit film, I enjoyed it so can't give the film a terrible star rating. However, please don't make another bloody one! It's based on a toy! That's worse than Pirates of the Caribbean being based on a park ride, but at least it was a decent film! (apart from At World's End - shocking) More

Posted by robwillphill at 18:03 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

GI Joke
Franchise films; Budget it, market it, merchandise it, cast it for youth appeal. If there is any cash left, script it. Act it? You must be joking......rubbish. More

Posted by divemunky at 14:43 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

Good Stuff
Gi:Joe was better than Transformers 2 and I bet there's gonna be a third film in that franchise. So with a Joe' sequel on the way lets hope that we get a few more classic Joe' characters, give Cobra Commander his proper mask, better visual fx, keep the almost tongue in cheek tone, a lot more Sienna and no accelerator suits this time! More

Posted by aka_sammym at 12:17 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

Cool
I like that there writing Deadpool. Don't know who else could do it to be honest. As for G.I. Joe, I'm not so sure More

Posted by mikesandy09 at 11:27 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

Oh for crying out loud...
I don't care who writes the sequel, its going to be pap. GI Joe was a shameless toy advert that made Transformers look high brow. More

Posted by andyswright at 10:10 on 08 January 2010 | Report This Post

I'd rather watch a turd in slow motion rewind. More

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