We have received a word that the 2nd Unit for the G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes movie is currently being assembled.
It’s the duty of the 2nd Unit to film extra scenarios for the movie such as swooping mountain scenes, extras, sunsets etc. Additionally, the 2nd Unit will film overseas; which in this case would be the scenes set in Japan.
Director James Madigan will sit on the 2nd Unit director’s chair with Rhonda Taylor as the Unit Manager. Mr. Madigan was also the 2nd Unit director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and has worked closely with director Robert Schwentke on many of his movies.
James Madigan is a Prime Time Emmy award winner and was one of the visual effects supervisors for the Iron Man movie series.
Joining the 2nd Unit as Assistant Directors would be Beau Ferris and Philip Nee Nee.
Mr. Philip Nee Nee specifically assisted director James Madigan to shoot the mountain scenes from G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
As for the main crew, three more Assistant Directors have come aboard to assist director Robert Schwentke.
- David Thomson
- Meaghan Johnson (Star Trek: Beyond, Deadpool 2, War For The Planet Of The Apes)
- Greg Choi (Deadpool)
It is most likely that the 2nd Unit will start filming well ahead of the mid-October principal photography of G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes.