Robert Schwentke is directing, and Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the screenplay, which chronicles the origin story of Golding’s ninja commando character. The pic will shoot in Japan, where the cast and crew today attended a traditional blessing ceremony at the Hie-Jinja Shrine ahead of filming in Tokyo.
Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance are making the picture in association with Hasbro. Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, with executive producers Jeff Waxman, Erik Howsam, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.
Ready or Not actress Samara Weaving also stars, alongside Andrew Koji, Úrsula Corberó, Haruka Abe, Iko Uwais, and Takehiro Hira.
Paramount has produced three G.I. Joe films in the past decade, most recently 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which grossed $375 million globally.