Interview: Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriting pair behind 2009’s Zombieland, have carved out quite a niche for themselves, bringing their unique blend of action and humor to several of Hollywood’s major genre properties. This week sees the release of their G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a project that, as Reese explains, he’s been prepping since childhood.

The pair are also heavily involved in bringing the world of Zombieland to the small screen through Amazon Studios. A pilot has already been shot and, as announced this week, fans will have to opportunity to decide whether or not the show goes to series, streaming through the site’s Prime Instant Video.

Also heavily discussed in the below interview is Reese and Wernick’s script for Deadpool. Calling the script “our favorite script we’ve ever written,” the duo maintain that, even though the project seems to be temporarily stalled, they’ll do whatever it takes to get Marvel’s “Merc with a mouth” into theaters as an R-rated action comedy.

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