Stephen Sommers has just started to shoot the Paramount Pictures action-adventure film G.I. Joe. According to Yahoo!, production has also started on the Hasbro based action figure film Transformers 2.

G.I. Joe will star Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Arnold Vosloo. Paramount Pictures and Hasbro will reunite director Michael Bay with lead star Shia LaBeouf for the anticipated Transformers 2.

G.I. Joe is scheduled to be released August 7th, 2009 and Transformers 2 will be in theaters June 26th, 2009.