Evan Spiliotopoulos, the writer behind the massively successful “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake, has been tapped to write a new “G.I. Joe” spinoff.
The spinoff will focus on the character of Snake Eyes, the silent ninja commando that was part of Marvel’s “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” line.
Snake Eyes was a mysterious character who never spoke or revealed his face, and quickly became the most popular of this new “G.I. Joe” line.
This new movie is not the first “G.I. Joe” movie Paramount has made. The studio previously released “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” in 2009 and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” in 2013. Now, with Jim Gianopulos heading Paramount, the studio wants to revisit the franchise.
Spiliotopoulos’ career has quickly risen in the past few years, working on epic movies such as “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” and “Hercules”. His latest project, “Beauty and the Beast”, broke records all over the world, raking in over $1.2 billion at the box office.
The Athens-born writer has also signed on to write the sequel to Netflix’s “Bright”, so look out for incredible new projects from Spiliotopoulos coming up.