EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Pictures has closed a deal for Max Borenstein to write the screenplay for the sequel to Godzilla, which Gareth Edwards will direct. It is the latest example of how Borenstein is becoming a go-to guy for Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni’s event-film factory. Borenstein wrote the first installment that relaunched the reptile and also penned Skull Island. The latter was teased at Comic-Con and just got Tom Hiddleston starring and Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing. Borenstein also scripted the upcoming Seventh Son for Legendary.
Legendary and Warner Bros have dated the sequel for June 8, 2018. Legendary is producing with Mary Parent, and Alex Garcia will oversee the project for Legendary.
Borenstein’s other projects include Paladin, Mona and, last but not least, the Minority Report pilot for Steven Spielberg from 20th Century Fox TV and Paramount TV. Borenstein is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and attorney Eric J. Feig.