Really, Paramount? You’re actually having trouble deciding between the guy who directed “The Italian Job” and “Law Abiding Citizen” with the guy who directed two “Step Up” movies and Justin Beiber’s glorified concert film? Really? Sheesh. No wonder this franchise is in such bad shape.
The latest news on the “G.I. Joe” sequel front has Paramount narrowing down its search for a director (now that Stephen Sommers has quit/been fired from the gig) to two men: action movie director F. Gary Gray and dance movie director Jon Chu. Jaume Collet-Serra, who recently directed “Unknown” was said to also be in the running, but seems to have fallen by the wayside, leaving just Gray and Chu.
Now look, I’m not saying that Gray would be the ideal candidate to make the “Joe” brand respectable after the epic fail that was the Sommers movie, but I am saying Gray is the better choice between the two men. Unless, of course, Chu is secretly a super action director and has, up to this point, been hiding his super action director filmography from us while wallowing in teenage dance movies.
Given the two choices, you gotta think Gray is the only viable one here, right? I mean, look at their pictures in this post. Gray (top, left) has explosions going off around him, while Chu (below) looks like he’s getting ready to get all “Lord of the Dance” on us. I’m just saying.