Thursday, January 08, 2015

Michael Keaton May Land On "Kong: Skull Island"

"Birdman" star Michael Keaton has entered talks to join the cast of the King Kong reboot "Kong: Skull Island" for Legendary Pictures. says Heat Vision.

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. "Spider-Man" and "Whiplash" star J.K. Simmons is also set to join the cast

"Flight" and "Real Steel" screenwriter John Gatins  has been hired to rewrite the script taking over from "Godzilla" scribe Max Borenstein who penned the initial script.for the film which was announced at last 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.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing the film.

No production schedule has been announced, but a March 10th 2017 release date is set.

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