Directors Talk “G.I. Joe 2” & “Terminator 5”

“G.I. Joe 2” director Jon M. Chu tells The Deadbolt that his upcoming sequel to 2009’s live-action take on the toy brand will lose the gloss of the first film in favour of something more grounded.

“I think it’s not just another action movie. Maybe the first one was that, but we’re really trying to break it down and take the shine off and show that my Joes were the ones in the mud, the sand and the trees and in the epic worldwide adventures. Each one had individual talents. So we really want to bring the experience of what I grew up with playing with these toys. What it feels like so that kids now can be reintroduced to the Joes and experience it in a different way. This is like down and dirty Joe for me” he says.

Meanwhile, “Fast Five” director Justin Lin has responded to reports that he’s being sought to direct a fifth “Terminator” film at Universal Pictures.

“‘Terminator’ was one of my favorite films growing up, and I feel I have a take that I would love to see, and I’ve talked with Arnold [Schwarzenegger]” Lin tells Omelete.

He adds “I would love to do it, but it has to be the right circumstances. It has to be the right people. And there’s other projects too. I’m in a position now that I can choose more than I could a year ago, two years ago. So that is something that is potentially in my future, but when I get home I will sit down and look at my options and choose what I want to do.”