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Director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) pitched his heart out to the execs at Paramount on Weds night and they were hearing what he was putting it out there. The studio hired him in the room to direct a live-action version of G.I. Joe, and is now looknig for a writer. Filming is scheduled to start in Febuary and the movie will come out during summer 2009.
And director Betty Thomas has been hired to direct a comedic adaptation of Dallas. The movie was previously slated to be a drama, with Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) attached to direct, but it will be going in a different direction. John Travolta is still attached to star as J.R. Ewing, although as he told us during the Hairspray junket, that is pending his approval of the script, which will now be written by Pam Brady (Hot Rod). Posted 08.24.07 by reelz