Jon Chu in Talks for Disney

Young adult adaptation eyes new director.

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director Jon Chu has entered into talks with to helm ‘Matched,’ Disney’s adaptation of Ally Condie’s futuristic young adult novel that previously had David Slade attached to direct.

Adapted by Michelle and Kieran Mulroney (‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’), the tale is set in a future society where people are told what to read, what to watch, what to believe and who to love, and centres on Cassia Reyes, a young woman who rejects an arranged romance and chooses her own path.

‘Matched’ will be produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot through their Offspring Entertainment banner.