Not that long ago rumors were floating around that D.J. Caruso was chosen to be the director of the next G.I. Joe Movie. Recently AMC news ran a clip saying he was in contract talks to be our next official director for G.I. Joe 3 the live action movie. All signs are pointing to D.J. being the future of the franchise and the direction the brand will take.
D.J. Caruso has directed episodes of the legendary TV series The Shield, Eagle Eye, Disturbia xXx: Return of Xander Cage and many others. If you have ever watched The Return of Xander Cage, you can see there is lots of side by side fighting with a diverse list of characters. So he already has a G.I. Joe style film under his belt and he understand action enough that this could really be the choice we have all been waiting for.
I’m actually half way excited. Sorry to sound so jaded, but this brand requires an intimate understanding of it’s vast history in the same way Star Wars is treated. The unique individual uniforms help tell the story of each character, same goes for the vehicles. A Real American Hero is sacred to the fans and to be honest what everybody is expecting (Modern Update).
I’m not sure what direction he will take the film in but for me it needs to feel like home. The last two films have missed that mark in both Tone and Style. G.I. Joe is an epic tale just like Star Wars is. Are you going to make a Legendary film series or just another summer movie that will be long forgotten two weeks after release? He now has a brand with rich history and lore to further develop. The options and characters are endless. I wish I was in your shoes.
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