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I’ll be the first one to admit that it’s been unusually quiet on the Hollywood front when it comes to G.I. Joe.  In light of the negative press and the adequate, but not stellar 350 million dollar box office take, while Paramount reported a sequel would move into production, we really haven’t heard much.
Sure, the snippet of news announcing Zombieland scribes as the script writers… news that Stephen Sommers may come back to direct.  Maybe it’s just because Transformers 3 is already so deep into production that it seems oddly silent.
But in a potential point of good news (depending on your perspective, of course), movie rumor site The Wrap has gotten its hands on a supposed email document from within Paramount.  Of course, Paramount has already denied its authenticity, so who really knows how real it is.  Regardless, it does mention G.I. Joe 2, mentions Stephen Sommers directing, and that folks are “VERY happy w/the Reese & Wernick draft”.
Ultimately, this likely means little, but for those few of us who are looking forward to how G.I. Joe evolves its movie universe (or perhaps other folks are looking to see what they can do to repair it), this is a nice snippet of news.  Hopefully as 2011 kicks off we may start hearing more about it.
Thanks to Entertainment News International for the tip.