Paramount Pictures is in talks with Sam Worthington to star in its big screen G.I. Joe adaptation, which is set for a February 13 start date.
The live-action feature, based on Hasbro’s line of action figures, will be directed by Stephen Sommers (Van Helsing, “The Mummy” films) from a script by Stuart Beattie.
The studio is eyeing a summer 2009 release for the event film. Worthington is currently filming James Cameron’s Avatar.