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Par OKs ‘G.I. Joe’ sequel, dates ‘Trek’

Second 'Star Trek' to bow June 29, 2012

Paramount is bringing G.I. Joe back for a second tour of duty.

The studio is moving forward with a sequel to last summer’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” inspired by the Hasbro toy, and is in negotiations with “Zombieland” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the script.

Reese and Wernick recently signed on to write 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” spinoff “Deadpool.”

“G.I. Joe” hauled in $302 million at the worldwide box office last year.

The studio has also made the move to transport the untitled “Star Trek” sequel into theaters on June 29, 2012, tying it to the lucrative July 4 sesh.

Released last May, the J.J. Abrams-helmed “Star Trek” cumed $385.5 million at the worldwide box office.

“Star Trek” alums Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have teamed on the script for the sequel with “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof, who also worked on last year’s reboot.

Abrams will produce the follow-up with his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk, but he has yet to ink a deal to lense the sequel.

Pamela McClintock contributed to this report

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