British director Joe Cornish, formerly of the British comedy duo Adam (Buxton) and Joe, amazed audiences with his 2011 directorial debut Attack the Block. Cornish has enjoyed his share of the spotlight since, having co-written both The Adventures of Tintin and forthcoming Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man. Although Guillermo Del Toros name was quickly rumored to be attached to the project upon its unveiling at this years San Diego Comic Con, Deadline claims that Legendary Pictures have approached Cornish to direct.
This unsourced claim, if true is interesting considering Cornish's directing ability, of which Attack the Block was a perfect showcase of, but taking into account that the movie is Cornish's only directing gig to date and the sheer magnitude of a Skull Island movie, which may or may not dovetail into a face-off against Toho's number one monster, we expect Legendary Pictures will instead prefer a more experienced and profitable director.
Kong: Skull Island March 10th, 2017
More about Kong: Skull Island (movie)
Kong: Skull Island is a new King Kong film set in the new Legendary / Warner Brothers / Universal Pictures Kaiju cinematic universe. Acting as a blood relative and somewhat of a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Skull Island will introduce King Kong like never before.
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island's release date is March 10th, 2017.
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