'GI Joe 3' gets green signal

'GI Joe 3' gets green signal Los Angeles: The third installment of the 'GI Joe' franchise has got a green light from producers following the worldwide success of the second film 'GI Joe: Retaliation'.

Paramount has ordered a follow-up to the action blockbuster starring Dwayne Johnson and Adrianne Palicki following the global success of 'GI Joe: Retaliation', which earned USD 132 million worldwide in five days, reported Variety.

The action film's release was delayed by a year in order to convert the movie to 3D, and it is rumoured that producers wanted to film more scenes with Channing Tatum, who briefly reprised his role as Captain Duke Hauser from 2009's 'GI Joe: Rise of Cobra', following his success in movies such as '21 Jump Street' and 'Magic Mike'.

Predecessor 'GI Joe: Rise of Cobra' was critically panned and failed to meet box office expectations, resulting in Paramount partially rebooting the franchise for the sequel.

PTI