Lee Byung Hun has begun filming for “G.I Joe 2.” According to the agency BH Entertainment, Lee Byung Hun left for the U.S. on July 21st.

According to an individual from the agency, “After Lee Byung Hun arrives in the U.S. he will take some time for jet lag, and to analyze his character and prepare for filming, we hope that you anticipate Storm Shadow’s new charms.

Filming for G.I Joe 2 will begin on August 15th. The film will be released in the summer of 2012.

G.I Joe 2 is significant that it will have more focus on Lee Byung Hun’s character “Storm Shadow.” Besides Channing TatumRay Park, and Lee Byung Hun most of the other main characters are being replaced. For the second film the French actressElodie Young will play the role of a ninja.

Paramount pictures made the decision to only keep the actors for the more popular characters Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes because the first film did not meet expectations.

Source: Sports Seoul