Paramount Prepping For More “GI Joe” Sequels
Paramount Pictures received tremendous success from the “G.I. Joe” films and has placed writer and producer of “Transformers” franchise, Akiva Goldsman, to shift his talents into creating more GI Joe films. On top of that, Paramount also collaborated with Hasbro to create more toy properties for Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM called “SpaceKnight.”Advertisement
Goldman, the talent behind the film adaptation of “Transformers,” was reported to be doing the same approach for GI Joe. The writers will delve into the cartoons and play with toys and video games to incorporate more unity into the movie’s game plan.
According to Cinema Blend, Goldsman wanted the writer to have more understanding on how Hasbro made the toys for them to learn how to incorporate the characters properly into the films. Given that the series will be rebooted, the upcoming films are expected to have a fresher take on the characters now that Goldsman is involved. Furthermore, since the writers are being tasked to experience the film adaptation in real life, a larger story is expected to emanate from their efforts as well.
In other news, Comingsoon.net also reported that Paramount and Hasbro will not only unify G.I. Joe and Micronauts into the upcoming film series; they will also include Visionaries, M.A.S.K. and ROM as well. Brian Goldner, the chairman, president and CEO of Hasbro, Stephen Davis, executive vice president and chief content officer of Hasbro, and Josh Feldman, the head of film development for Hasbro, will be collaborating with Paramount and Allspark Pictures to create more installments for the franchise.
In fact, during an interview, Goldner stated, “Hasbro and Allspark Pictures put storytelling at the center of everything we do. These brands are filled with memorable stories and vivid characters, and this universe creates a framework for how they will become interconnected. Extending our partnership with Paramount allows us to continue our long-term strategy and overall vision to build dynamic worlds for all of our brands, and we are thrilled to collaborate with them as we develop these properties.”
Furthermore, it was also revealed that Marvel Studios also wants a part in the collaboration by establishing teams of top writers and map out long-form film series trails including that of Star Wars, Universal’s monsters, and DC’s extended universe. Paramount, therefore, is taking advantage of this franchise filmmaking scheme into creating more movies for the toy lines.
No confirmation has been released yet regarding which of these franchises are going to be rebooted by the company, but talks have arisen about the franchise remake of Battleship or Jem and when the G.I. Joe franchise will continue on. However, the writers are on to making new scripts for the upcoming movies.