‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Director Sets Sights on Young Adult Flick ‘Matched’
Jon M. Chu is no stranger to the tween and teen demographic, having helmed ‘Step Up 2 the Streets’ and ‘Step Up 3D,’ so it’s no surprise that his follow-up to ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ might blend the action sensibilities from the latter with the stylishness and sensitivity of the former. Or maybe when Disney comes calling, you don’t ask too many questions.
‘Matched’ was a project that once had David Slade on its radar, but no official deal was made, and now, according to THR, Disney has begun talks with Chu to helm the film based on the novel by Ally Condie.
Set in a dystopian future (duh) where a governmental body called the Society uses an algorithm to decide what its citizens will eat, watch, wear, and even who they will love. But when young Cassia goes to her matching ceremony and sees the face of another boy flash for just a moment before the screen settles on her match, she begins to wonder about her own free will. Cassia flees the arranged marriage and sets off on a journey that might change everything — you know how it goes. Lots of pretty teens running away from organizations, fighting to be together, yadda yadda.