It seems that Paramount wants The Mummy director Stephen Sommers to direct their big screen adaptation of the cartoon series G.I. Joe. Robert at IESB is reporting this news. He also says that the film will be a "mash-up" of Skip Wood's origin story and Elliot/Lovett's straight up adaptation.

IESB had earlier reported that Mark Walberg was set to star as Duke in the film. That rumor is still up in the air.

A G. I. Joe movie probably won't see screens until at least the summer of 2009. Most speculate that it will hit in 2010.