G.I. Joe 3 Targets D.J. Caruso to Direct

Although ComingSoon.net managed to photograph a very early teaser poster at last year’s Licensing Expo, updates on Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe 3 have been few and far between. That appears to be changing, however, as Deadline reports that the studio is looking at D.J. Caruso (Eagle EyeDisturbia) to potentially direct.

The live-action G.I. Joe film franchise was launched in 2009 with G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, starring Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Tatum returned (albeit briefly) alongside Lee and Park for the sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, released in early 2013. The followup also stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and Jonathan Pryce. Collectively, the pair of films have grossed more than $675 million at the worldwide box office.

Caruso, also well-known for directing DreamWorks Pictures’ I Am Number Four, is currently working on The Disappointments Room for Relativity Media. Starring Kate Beckinsale and Mel Raido and featuring a screenplay by actor turned Stoker scribe Wentworth Miller, The Disappointments Room hits the big screen September 25.

As revealed last summerG.I. Joe 3 is being scripted by Jonathan Lemkin (Lethal Weapon 4Shooter). It is believed that the plot will focus heavily on Johnson’s character, Roadblock.