Robert Schwentke In Talks To Make GI Joe Spin-Off Snake Eyes

Robert Schwentke

by James White |
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Looking to keep exploiting its deal with Hasbro, Paramount threw a G.I. Joe spin-off film focused on ninja warrior Snake Eyes into development back in May of this year. It has found a potential director, as RED filmmaker Robert Schwentke's in early talks to tackle it.

With a current script by Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Huntsman: Winter's War), the film will explore more about the silent ninja commando who never reveals his face. That could be an issue unless they find excuses for him to do so, but he’s got quite the back­story, with fam­ily tragedy, sib­ling ri­valry and stren­u­ous train­ing, plus ex­cel­lent Nin­jutsu skills and a look that screams Make More Toys. Oh, and his his­tory with the Joes in­cludes lots of po­ten­tial sto­ries.

Schwentke, who also worked on films such as Insurgent and the flop-tastic RIPD, last made praised thriller The Captain.

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