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Jon Chu of Bieber Fame to Direct G.I. Joe 2

Jon Chu, who directed Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D, is the man Paramount have choosen to direct G.I. Joe 2.


Jon Chu - who has made his name making movies primarily for the teenage audience has been chosen to helm the upcoming G.I. Joe movie.

/Film have been reporting on the appointment and have comments from Jon Chu:

'The one thing I felt was missing from the last Joe movie was the power of the punch. You want Joe to be tough. They are fun, but they are tough. I feel that you don’t want to make Joe too kidsie.'

He added:

'[G.I.] Joe, to me, is iconic. It is as American as Coke and the Boy Scouts. To have that kind of history in a brand is so rare these days. And that is so powerful. So you can’t treat Joe like its just another action movie. You can’t treat Joe as just another petty commercial movie. Joe has history. Joe has always been a part of what America is, and now the world. What it means to be a leader and a hero. For me, it is about the fun stuff like Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, and all the gadgets. All of that stuff. But it has heart. Its heart is what America, and what heroes and leaders around the world, strive to be. I think that is what the brand needs. It needs the respect to be treated in that way.'

Jon Chu will be taking over from Stephen Sommers.

Rememeber and check out the whole article at /Film, you can find the link below!
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Pr3sario
2/27/2011
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