With D.J. Caruso now locked in to direct G.I. Joe 3, after entering negotiations back in January, Paramount has brought on writer Aaron Berg to redraft the script. Jonathan Lemkin came aboard in July to pen the original sequel screenplay, but it isn't known if Aaron Berg is using elements of his draft, or starting over from scratch. Aaron Berg will work with D.J. Caruso to try and "revamp" the G.I. Joe action franchise.
The sequel has been in various stages of development over the past few years, with Martin Campbell once in talks to direct, but a deal never came together. The story will reportedly center on the Roadblock character played by Dwayne Johnson in 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation, but it's possible the project is going in a completely different direction with this new writer and director team involved. It isn't known if any of the other G.I. Joe Retaliation stars will reprise their roles for G.I. Joe 3.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing for Paramount, although no production schedule was given. 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra took in a healthy $302 million worldwide, while the sequel G.I. Joe Retaliation earned over $375 million worldwide. Aaron Berg made The Black List in 2013 with his spec script Section 6, which chronicles the history of British spy agency MI6. Universal Pictures picked up the script in a bidding war, with Joe Cornish set to direct and Jack O'Connell attached to star.