Jon M. Chu and producing partner Hieu Ho have sold their 1990s high school dance comedy Can't Touch This to Focus Features.
Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier is not directing the sequel, though Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher are expected to return.
The Lone Ranger writer Terry Rossio will re-work the script. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing for Universal Pictures.
The news comes just weeks after the filmmaker was confirmed to direct G.I. Joe 3, which may cause a scheduling conflict for the director.
The filmmaker describes the project as beautiful and grounded, even though he doesn't know when that will start shooting, as he believes G.I. Joe 3 may come first.
The G.I. Joe: Retaliation director returns, with Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures teaming up to finance the sequel.
This adaptation of the popular Ally Condie novel is set in a world where the government tells people how to live.
The filmmaker was drawn to the 'grounded and layered' characters in the screenplay for this upcoming adventure.
The G.I. Joe: Retaliation director is in talks to take over this live-action project based on the Mattel toy line.
Director Jon M. Chu tweeted out this one-sheet featuring D.J. Cotrona's character in the upcoming action sequel.
Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and Elodie Yung are suited up and ready for battle in this look at Jon Chu's Hasbro sequel.
It is not known which character or side the comedian will be playing in Jon M. Chu's upcoming sequel.
Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura also explains that Jon M. Chu's sequel will be tailored for the ninja fan.
The director is taking his Joes into the mud, sand and trees for the epic adventure sequel.
The popular online series featuring the League of Extraordinary Dancers make its DVD debut on April 12th.
Paramount Pictures also confirms a new November release date for Martin Scorsese's 3D family adventure Hugo Cabret.
Sienna Miller's Baroness and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Rex Lewis will most likely be recast for this upcoming sequel.
The director brings forty minutes of never-before-seen Justin Bieber footage to Digital 3D theaters this Friday.
The director talks about the prospects of directing a sequel to what he calls an American institution.
This new version will include forty minutes of never-before-seen Justin Bieber footage.