It sounds as if ‘Kong: Skull Island‘ is in good writing hands as Derek Connolly (‘Safety Not Guaranteed’,’Monster Trucks’) has just signed on to write the screenplay for the film. While still newer to writing circles he has more than proven his ability to handle monsters in a blockbuster film with his recent success of ‘Jurassic World‘. At the very least it seems that Legendary and Universal are buying into his vision as they are throwing him right at this giant monster flick that is based in the world of King Kong.
It isn’t clear exactly how much of the script he is working on or fine tuning though as it is set to begin shooting in October. In fact the script so far has been worked on by Max Borenstein (‘Godzilla‘,’Minority Report’), John Gatins (‘Real Steel’,’Need for Speed’) and Dan Gilroy (‘Nightcrawler’,’The Bourne Legacy’). It seems like a full set of writers who are used to either big monsters or suspense so we may be in for a real treat when this is released.
The studio has recently been busy recasting J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton who had to recently leave the production due to scheduling issues. With Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Corey Hawkins on board though, you know that we’re in for something good. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts we’re going to be seeing a new band of adventerers exploring the island home of King Kong.
It hasn’t been too clear at this point if we’re getting a look just into the other creatures which live on Skull Island or a new take on Kong himself.
Are you looking forward to ‘Kong: Skull Island’? Will you still want to see a movie with the other creatures we were introduced to in ‘King Kong’ or will it lose some of the magic without Kong making an appearance? Share your thoughts below!
‘Kong: Skull Island’ will stomp onto the big screen on March 10th, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter