From Justin to Joe: Paramount Pictures has tapped Jon M. Chu to direct 'G.I. Joe 2,' the sequel to 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,' according to Deadline. The competition to helm the film was between Chu and Gary Gray, but the studio opted for Chu, who directed 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,' and brought more than $53 million into Paramount's coffers. The studio is going after the first films' original cast -- starting with Channing Tatum-- for a fall start.
Sony has beefed up its summer 2012 slate by adding three films to its already strong schedule that includes 'Men in Black 3' on May 25 and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' on July 3. The studio will release 'I Hate You, Dad,' starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg, on June 22; 'Here Comes the Boom,' starring Kevin James, on July 27; and a re-imagining of 'Total Recall,' starring Colin Farrell, on August 3. Here's the breakdown on the three titles: 'I Hate You, Dad' centers on a father (Sandler) who moves in on the eve of his son's (Samberg) wedding and promptly begins feuding with the bride-to-be. In the comedy 'Here Comes the Boom,' Kevin James stars as a high school biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program. And 'Total Recall' is a retoolng of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger science fiction outing based on the short story 'We Can Remember It for You Wholesale' by Philip K. Dick. The film will be directed by Len Wiseman.