According to Mania.com, Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) has already been asked to leave the film.
So what happened? Creative differences? Fan uproar? What??
Apparently, Sommers wanted $10 million to direct (not sure if he was scripting as well), which is a lot of money considering Van Helsing had a lukewarm reception. Obviously the studio shot that down, and now are looking for a new director.
May I suggest John McTiernan (Predator, Die Hard, The Hunt For Red October), who I feel would be excellent for the film?
More news on the live-action G.I. Joe movie as it happens! Also, check out our previous story on the movie.