G.I. Joe 2 Script Complete, Director Search Continues
Reported by Jay Cochran - 01:24 PM 2011.02.22
MTV got a chance to talk with Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner about the status of the next G.I. Joe movie. He told them the script was really good and that the search for a director was ongoing.
Rumors started to spread last month that Stephen Sommers, the man who directed the first film had been axed for this film, and though Goldner didn't officially confirm that, he did say they were talking to new people.
"It's in the works! We have a really good script and we're right now talking to a number of directors," he told us. When asked if the director search officially puts original helmer Stephen Sommers out of the running, Goldner replied: "I don't know if I can comment. I don't know if the studio has commented yet. But we're certainly talking to some people."
Goldner also indicated that you won't need see the first movie to really be able to follow this one, and the only overlapping thread between the two movies would be the whole Zartan disguised as the President of the United States cliffhanger.
"There is a really great idea in the second 'G.I. Joe,'" he said. "In many ways, it'll be great for the people who saw the first one, but you don't need to have studied every element of the first one to enjoy the second. We've made sure that that's the case."
"Obviously, we know coming out of the first film that the president is an impostor," Goldner explained. "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."