Friday, October 31, 2014

"Skull Island" Gets New Writer

"Flight" and "Real Steel" screenwriter John Gatins has been hired to rewrite the script for the King Kong reboot "Skull Island" for Legendary Pictures says Deadline.

The origin story will deal with the giant gorilla and his life on an island of prehistoric monsters before he was taken into captivity.

"Thor" star Tom Hiddleston will reportedly play the lead role in the project, though no further details about his character were given.

Gatins takes over from"Godzilla" scribe Max Borenstein who penned the initial script.for the film which was announced at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. "The Kings of Summer" director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will call action here.

At one point "Attack the Block" director Joe Cornish was reportedly offered the gig that Vogt-Roberts now has. JVR is tipped to direct Metal Gear Solid for Sony Pictures, though that pic will likely get pushed now.

Skull Island is targeting a November 2016 release.

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