BREAKING: Legendary Pictures shocked the Comic-Con crowd with a teaser for the King Kong origin film Skull Island. They’ve set Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm, and Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, to star in the Max Borenstein-scripted pic. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world, which was the most electrifying parts of Peter Jackson’s King Kong done for Universal several years ago. Universal Pictures will release on November 4, 2016.
Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling The Kings Of Summer and the FX pilot and subsequent episodes of You’re The Worst. He’s directing Metal Gear Solid for Sony. Hiddleston wows the Comic-Con crowd every time he comes, so this is fanboy catnip right here. UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Andy Galker rep the helmer, and Hiddleston’s repped by WME, Hamilton Hodell and Authentic Management.
Legendary has Warcraft, the Michael Mann-directed Blackhat, the Guillermo del Toro-directed Crimson Peak all coming, and they are working on sequels to Pacific Rim and Godzilla as Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni continue the ambitious run that exercises their inner fanboy fantasies.