Paramount has been searching for a director to take the reins on their upcoming action sequel G.I. Joe 3 since last June, when it was revealed that the previously-attached Jon M. Chu has parted ways with the project to take on Jem and the Holograms. Today, Deadline reports that D.J. Caruso is in early talks to take over as the director. While a deal has yet to be solidified, it's "all looking quite promising," according to the site.
We reported in November that Martin Campbell (Green Lantern, Casino Royale) was being eyed to take the helm, but a deal never materialized. Jonathan Lemkin (The Devil's Advocate, Lethal Weapon 4, Shooter) signed on to write the script back in July, which will center on the Roadblock character played by Dwayne Johnson in 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation. Paramount revealed in June that G.I. Joe 3 will be released in 2016, although it isn't known if that is still the plan or not.
Aside from Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock, G.I. Joe Retaliation star Adrianne Palicki is expected to return as Lady Jaye, although no other cast members have been confirmed. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing alongside Hasbro's Brian Goldner. D.J. Caruso is currently shooting The Disapppointments Room starring Kate Beckinsale, which is slated for release on September 25.