G.I. Joe 3, “Goblins” Score New Helmers

“Casino Royale” and “Green Lantern” director Martin Campbell is reportedly the top choice of both Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to take the helm of a third film in the “G.I. Joe” series according to Schmoes Know. Filming is aiming to begin in the first half of next year.

The site claims official negotiations have not yet begun, but the job is essentially Campbell’s if he wants it. Jonathan Lemkin (“Devil’s Advocate,” “Lethal Weapon 4”) is penning the script which will center on Dwayne Johnson’s character Roadblock. Adrianne Palicki is also expected to reprise her role as Lady Jaye.

In more concrete news, Deadline reports that Disney has set “Get Smart” helmer Peter Segal to direct the film adaptation of the children’s book “Goblins” by Ari Berk and acclaimed illustrator Brian Froud. Tom Astle & Matt Ember will script the adaptation, while Sagal and Michael Ewing will produce.