Henry Golding’s Snake Eyes movie has found its Storm Shadow in Warrior breakout Andrew Koji.
According to TheWrap, Warrior star Andrew Koji has closed a deal to play Storm Shadow opposite Henry Golding’s Snake Eyes in an upcoming G.I. Joe spin-off movie. Storm Shadow has previously been brought to life by Lee Byung-hun and Brandon Soo Hoo.
The Snake Eyes film is currently in pre-production, with Henry Golding on board to play the titular character. RED helmer Robert Schwentke is attached direct the project. Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the first draft of the script. Spiliotopoulos is best known for writing Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
The G.I. Joe spin-off features the origins of Snake Eyes as he attempts to join the Arashikage Clan in Japan. The ninja clan itself is a group of shadowy assassins who used deception to earn their keep and develop a reputation for performing the impossible. Its most famous members are Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
Snake Eyes was first revealed back in May with Brian Goldner producing the project. Paramount Pictures and Hasbro had previously assembled a writers room led by Akiva Goldsman in the spring of 2016 to develop a cinematic universe based on toyline properties Micronauts, Visionaries and M.A.S.K., as well as reboot the G.I. Joe franchise following 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and 2013’s G.I Joe: Retaliation which featured Ray Park in the role of the Snake Eyes character.
Andrew Koji is best known for his role as Ah Sahm on the Cinemax series Warrior, which was created by Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin based on an original concept by Bruce Lee. A second season is currently in development at Cinemax.
Snake Eyes is currently slated to hit theaters October 16, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Snake Eyes and the future of the G.I. Joe franchise at Paramount!