Hasbro and Paramount continue developing a standalone martial arts action movie spinning off from "G.I. Joe", showcasing the faceless character 'Snake Eyes', to be directed by Robert Schwentke ("Divergent"), targeting a March 27, 2020 release:
"Snake Eyes" screenplay is by Evan Spiliotopoulos ("Beauty and the Beast") , focusing "...on the early days of the silent, masked warrior, as he attempts to join the ranks of the 'Ninja Clan' known as 'Arashikage'."
Snake Eyes, originally part of Hasbro's 1982 G.I. Joe toyline, was portrayed by Ray Park in the live-action feature "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009) and the sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013).
He is the team's original commando, with much of his history and information, including his real name, place of birth and service number, remaining "CLASSIFIED". All that is known for certain is his rank/grade, originally 'US Army Sergeant/E-5', eventually reaching 'Sergeant First Class/E-7'.
His primary military specialty is infantry, followed by hand-to-hand combat instructor. He has undergone drill sergeant training, and is a former 'US Army Special Forces' and 'Delta Force' operator.
He was trained at the 'MACV Recondo School' and served in 'LRRPs' in Southeast Asia with both 'Stalker' and 'Storm Shadow', leaving the service to study martial arts with Storm Shadow's 'Arashikage' ninja clan.
Snake Eyes was living a life of seclusion in the 'High Sierras' with a pet wolf named 'Timber', when he was recruited for the 'G.I. Joe Team'. He is an expert in all 'NATO' and 'Warsaw Pact' small arms, and is a black belt in 12 different fighting systems. He is also skilled in the use of edged weapons, including Japanese sword and spike-knuckled trench knives.
During one of his first missions for G.I. Joe, Snake Eyes' face was severely disfigured in a helicopter explosion. Since then, he has had extensive plastic surgery to repair the damage, but his vocal cords cannot be repaired. He usually wears a black bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face.
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