We reported back in January that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra director Stephen Sommers will not return to direct the Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel. Now it seems that directors such as F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) and Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) are the top candidates to direct this follow-up.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has recently met with several directors, including F. Gary Gray and Jon Chu, and Paramount Pictures will continue talks this week.

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Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the script, although no story details have been revealed yet. We reported last month that Byung-hun Lee will reprise his role of Storm Shadow for the sequel.

Paramount hopes to start shooting the Untitled G.I. Joe Sequel by June for a summer 2012 release.