Paramount has tapped Jonathan Lemkin to pen the script for “G.I. Joe 3″, reports Variety.
The third instalment in the franchise is set to bow in 2016 with the studio hoping to get production under way by the second quarter of 2015.
At this stage, plot details remain vague but it is said that most of the cast members are expected to return for the third film.
As for a director, Jon Chu was initially expected to return however he is no longer attached to the project. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.
Lemkin and Paramount are also set to team up for “The Longest Night”. Lemkin will pen the adaptation of the GQ article for Frank Marshall to helm.