Paramount loves its money, and director Jon M. Chu is turning in box office numbers to the tune of +$54 million so far with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. So, under the influence of intense Bieber Fever, Paramount decided to reward Chu by choosing him to helm GI Joe 2. Chu also directed Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D, meaning a Cobra/Joe dance-off scene is now inevitable.
The deal is still being put into place, but Chu is definitely the soldier Paramount’s drafted for duty. Along with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Chu will begin the production process this Fall.