Zombieland Writers Add the G.I. Joe Sequel to Their Roster?
Hot on the tails of official confirmation that Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would indeed be writing Marvel's Deadpool adaptaion, it looks like the in-demand writing duo have found their next high profile project in the expected sequel to last summer's G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. Late last night Collider discovered that a writer had been hired, but it was IESB who revealed today the identity to be none other than Reese and Wernick. This isn't exactly official yet, but the inside sources seem to be reliable. I hope that Reese and Wernick can bring the same fresh humor to a franchise that desperately needs some.
Obviously I understand that the film was meant to be more of a translation of the cheesy 80's cartoon series than a serious action film, but the writing was just atrocious, not to mention the terribly low quality special effects (which shouldn't be seen in a movie like this). A couple of cool action sequences, a pretty cool setup for a sequel, and yes even a kick ass transition left me entertained, but I was hardly blown away. But Reese and Wernick are the right guys to mess with the tone a bit, and if they've been hired for Deadpool, then they certainly know how to write for cherished characters and action set pieces. And knowing is half the battle!