G.I. Joe 3 to focus on Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock

News Simon Brew 2 Jul 2014 - 06:26

A new writer is hired to knock G.I. Joe 3 into shape, as it's confirmed that The Rock will be the focus this time...

The current plan from Paramount is to have the third G.I. Joe movie in cinemas in 2016, and the studio is currently looking for a director to take over the chair vacated by Jon M Chu.

As that search goes on, it's been revealed that it's hired Jonathan Lemkin to pen the screenplay for the film. Lemkin, who has a list of credits including Shooter, Lethal Weapon 4 and The Devil's Advocate, will be writing a script that shifts the focus onto Dwayne Johnson's character, Roadblock.

Adrianne Palicki is also expected to return, as well as the bulk of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation cast. The film will start shooting in the first half of 2015.

Variety.

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