Production has officially gotten underway in Japan on the “G.I. Joe” spin-off “Snake Eyes” at Paramount Pictures, MGM Pictures, and Skydance.
Selected members of the cast and key crew received a traditional blessing at the Hie-Jinja Shrine in Tokyo on Friday, before shooting began.
“Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Gentlemen” star Henry Golding along with Andrew Koji, Haruka Abe, Iko Uwais, Takehiro Hira, and director Robert Schwentke were all in attendance, though co-star Samara Weaving was not able to attend. Executive producers Jeff Waxman and Erik Howsam, and stunt coordinator Kenji Tanigaki were also on hand for the ceremony.
Evan Spiliotopoulos penned the script which follows Snake Eyes, a ninja commando who stands out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly establishes himself as its most popular member. His blood brother Storm Shadow is also his archenemy.
The project marks the third film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise and is slated to open October 23rd this year.
Source: Paramount Pictures