Stephen Sommers Will Not Direct G.I. Joe 2

Despite some earlier reports to the contrary, it appears that Stephen Sommers will not be returning for the as-of-yet-untitled G.I. Joe sequel.

The news comes courtesy of the Los Angeles Times, who also claim that Paramount is searching for a new director for the action sequel which is currently in the scripting stages with Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick working on the first draft.

Sommers, who directed 2009’s G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, is meanwhile said to be attached to the Dean Koontz novelization Odd Thomas.