Henry Golding’s Snake Eyes filming begins in Japan
Paramount Pictures has announced that filming has officially begun in Japan for director Robert Schwentke’s forthcoming G.I. Joe spin-off film Snake Eyes, with Henry Golding taking on the titular role. The studio has also released the first behind-the-scenes video and photos, featuring our first look at the main cast together as they received a blessing at the Hie-jinja Shrine ahead of the film’s production start. Featuring Golding, Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais, you can check out the full photos in the gallery below!
Snake Eyes is the ninja commando known for his deadly ability with a sword and trench knives. However, he is also a highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. Snake-Eyes was living in solitude in the High Sierras when he was recruited to join G.I. Joe. His real name and backstory have long been sources of mystery. As a result of being caught in a helicopter explosion, he is heavily scarred and mute. To hide his face, he usually appears in a black balaclava and matching bodysuit.
The film stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as the titular ninja assassin, Andrew Koji (Warrior) as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais (The Raid, Stuber) as Hard Master, Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) as Scarlett, Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist) as Baroness, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Takehiro Hira as Kenta and Steven Allerick (The Expanse) as the father of Snake Eyes.
The spinoff will be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED, R.I.P.D.) from a screenplay written by Evan Spiliotopoulous (Bright 2, The Huntsman: Winter’s War) with Jeff Waxman, Erik Howsam, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger serving as executive producers. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner are also set to produce.
Snake Eyes is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 23, 2020.