The G.I. Joe shuffle continues (last reported here), and IESB.net has your rundown of what’s happened so far, what’s happening now, and what probably should happen soon. They start off by pointing to this savaging LatinoReview script review of Skip Woods’ (“Swordfish”) version of “G.I. Joe”, which is currently going around town, picks up on a raving old script review of “G.I. Joe” done a few years back by the same guys who did “Four Brothers”, and finishes off with their source at Paramount, who tells them that there are two scripts currently be written. Huh?
This past weekend our Paramount Studios sources revealed to the IESB that the studio, with much insistence from di Bonaventura and Hasbro, are going back to elements of the earlier G.I. Joe draft. So now Skip Woods is finishing his first draft WHILE AT THE SAME TIME Lovett and Elliot are working on a new draft (their third) of their script.
So there you go. Two scripts, one movie.
One thing’s for sure: It looks like Paramount is certainly determined to get “G.I. Joe” made. The question is: whose script will get used?