Paramount has found their G.I. JOE SEQUEL helmer in “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” director, Jon Chu. While an unlikely choice, considering he was on a shortlist with directors F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) and Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown), it will definitely be interesting to see how he tackles the screenplay from “Zombieland” writers writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. But from the looks of two upcoming Warner Bros. projects he’s attached to direct, KUNG FU KIDS, an action comedy about a martial arts team that travels to a magical island for a tournament, and FALLING AWAKE, a sci-fi fantasy pic, it seems Chu is moving past his dance and music oriented films to handle more genre related fare.
I’m crossing my fingers for more Snake Eyes badassery.