One of the bigger surprises to come out during this year’s Comic-Con was that Legendary Pictures is keeping the monster train rolling by reviving King Kong in Skull Island, set to be released Nov. 4, 2016. Just a few days later they’ve announced who they’d like to direct the film, as well as the announcement that Godzilla writer Max Borenstein has been brought on to write the screenplay. They’ve reached out to Attack the Block director Joe Cornish to direct their King Kong reboot.
Now while I didn’t love Cornish’s Sci-Fi actioner debut as much as others, that certainly doesn’t mean that I’m not excited to see what he does next. Legendary seems to know what they’re doing in bringing on younger directors to take a hold of their franchise properties as evidenced by Gareth Edwards and Godzilla. It worked so well the first time, why not do it again? And with the same writer on both films, could this mean that one day we’ll get another King Kong vs. Godzilla? Is Legendary looking to create their own Avengers franchise of monsters?
Source: The Film Stage