Jon M. Chu

‘Jem’ Director Plans 90s Dance Comedy ‘Can't Touch This’

‘Jem’ Director Plans 90s Dance Comedy ‘Can't Touch This’

Director Jon M. Chu and his Chu Studios producing partner Hieu Ho have sold a 1990s high school dance comedy project entitled Can't Touch This to Focus Features.

No story details have been released, although the title is likely inspired by M.C. Hammer's 1990 hit song "U Can't Touch This." Jon M. Chu and Hieu Ho came up with the original idea for Can't Touch This, hiring The Goldbergs writers Annie Mebane and Stephen Basilone to pen the screenplay.

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Director Eyed for ‘Now You See Me 2’

‘Jem and the Holograms’ Director Eyed for ‘Now You See Me 2’

Back in August, Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier revealed that he was returning to direct the follow-up Now You See Me 2. The filmmaker's plans have apparently changed, with Jon M. Chu emerging as the front runner to replace him on the sequel.

No reason was given for Louis Leterrier's departure, although it's possible that a scheduling conflict arose, since he is gearing up to direct Sony's action-comedy Grimsby this summer.

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‘Masters of the Universe’ Loses Director Jon M. Chu

‘Masters of the Universe’ Loses Director Jon M. Chu

Jon M. Chu is no longer attached to direct Universal's Masters of the Universe adaptation, although the project has gained a new screenwriter with Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) signing on.

No reason was given for the director's departure, but he had been attached to the languishing project since July 2012. The filmmaker signed on to direct G.I. Joe 3 back in June, and we also reported in August that the filmmaker was being sought to direct another Paramount sequel, Star Trek 3.

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‘Star Trek 3’ Wants ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Director Jon M. Chu

‘Star Trek 3’ Wants ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Director Jon M. Chu

With Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams committed to Star Wars: Episode VII, set for release in 2015, there has already been talk of who will direct Star Trek 3, after the filmmaker's recent statement that there will likely be a new director if Paramount keeps pushing for a 2016 release date. Today, we have word that G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is at the top of the list to take over this sci-fi franchise.

Back in May, we reported that Joe Cornish, who made his feature directorial debut with 2011's Attack the Block, was one of the numerous contenders up for the job, with Justin Lin and Brad Bird also rumored as possible replacements for J.J. Abrams.

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Director Jon M. Chu Reveals New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Details

Director Jon M. Chu Reveals New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Details

We'll have to wait and see what this means for Masters of the Universe, which was written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2), Michael Finch and Alex Litvak (Predators).

G.I. Joe 3 comes to theaters in 2016.

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Director Jon M. Chu Returns for ‘G.I. Joe 3’

Director Jon M. Chu Returns for ‘G.I. Joe 3’

G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu has come aboard to direct G.I. Joe 3, which is in the early stages of development at Paramount.

We reported in April that the studio was moving ahead with the sequel, just days after G.I. Joe Retaliation opened with $132 million worldwide in its first few days of release. The sequel has earned $365 million worldwide over its full theatrical run.

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‘Matched’ Gets ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Director Jon M. Chu

‘Matched’ Gets ‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ Director Jon M. Chu

G.I. Joe Retaliation 3D director Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct Matched for Walt Disney Pictures. The filmmaker replaces David Slade (30 Days of Night), who was in talks to direct back in September, although a deal was never finalized.

The project is based on Ally Condie's young adult novel that is set in a future where the government controls every aspect of people's lives, from what they read, what to believe in, and who they should fall in love with. The story centers on a young woman who is set up with an arranged romance, which she turns down to forge her own path.

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‘Masters of the Universe’ Has an Unexpected Approach Says Director Jon M. Chu

‘Masters of the Universe’ Has an Unexpected Approach Says Director Jon M. Chu

Masters of the Universe is in development .

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