Andrew Koji, the leading man of Cinemax’s “Warrior” TV series, has been cast as Storm Shadow in the “G.I. Joe” spin-off feature “Snake Eyes” at Paramount Pictures, Skydance and AllSpark.
Henry Golding (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “A Simple Favor”) has been cast in the title role of the silent ninja commando who in the toyline and cartoons dresses in all black, never reveals his face, doesn’t speak and sometimes carries out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber.
His archenemy is Koji’s Storm Shadow, a Japanese-American special forces soldier and member of the fictional Arashikage ninja clan, who was once friends with Snake Eyes before becoming his bitter enemy. The two eventually end up on opposite sides of the conflict between G.I. Joe and the terrorist organization COBRA.
Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D.,” “RED”) helms the film which will mark Golding’s first starring role in a blockbuster franchise. Evan Spiliotopoulous (“Beauty and the Beast”) penned the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner will produce.
Byung-Hun Lee previously played the role of Storm Shadow in the two previous “G.I. Joe” films. “Snake Eyes” is already scheduled to hit cinemas October 16th 2020.
Source: The Wrap