Jon Chu Set To Direct 'G.I. Joe 2'


A director for the G.I. Joe sequel has been chosen. And the winner is...Jon Chu. Yes, the guy who put together the director's cut of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. So, um, yeah...

I'm told that Paramount Pictures has chosen Jon M. Chu to direct G.I. Joe 2, the sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Chu just made the studio a pile of dough with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. The competition came down to Chu and Gary Gray. Production will begin in the fall. Chu is repped by WME and Principato Young. I'm told they are working out his deal, but that he's been told he is the choice. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. The next task will be to figure out which cast members are returning. I've heard the studio is starting with Channing Tatum, and trying to work out a deal for him to reprise.

Thanks to Deadline for the scoop.

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