“Crazy Rich Asians,” “A Simple Favor” and “Last Christmas” star Henry Golding is in early talks to star in the title role in the “G.I. Joe” film spin-off “Snake Eyes” for Paramount Pictures, Skydance and AllSpark.
Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never reveals his face and doesn’t speak. He quickly establishes himself as the group’s most popular member and sometimes carries out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber.
His archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who works for Cobra and is also his blood brother. At one point he had a special relationship with Scarlett, the team’s one-time only female member. Ray Park played the role in the two previous “G.I. Joe” films.
Robert Schwentke (“R.I.P.D.,” “RED”) helms the film which will mark Golding’s first starring role in a blockbuster franchise. Evan Spiliotopoulous penned the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner will produce.
“Snake Eyes” is already scheduled to hit cinemas October 16th 2020.