Okay, this makes the King Kong prequel just a little bit better.
It looks like Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is scheduled to take the lead role for Skull Island, a prequel to the King Kong series taking place years before he met Ann Darrow. Not only that, but filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts, most known for the indie project The Kings of Summer, has been announced as the director to helm the project. Little details have been given about the project, and we’re probably not going to get much more information until production begins in 2015.
I was never really keen on this project, because I got my King Kong movie in 2005 through Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. However, I am interested in this project, especially since it involves Loki himself and Vogt-Roberts, who is also slated to director the movie adaptation of Konami’s popular video game series Metal Gear Solid. It is also important to note that Max Borenstein, one of the screenwriter’s behind Gareth Edward’s 2014 remake of Godzilla, is scheduled to write the script. While I didn’t care much for the movie entirely, I don’t blame the writers for that, and for the most part, this looks like a solid team put together for Skull Island.
What do you guys think? I know you all like Hiddleston because he’s JUST PERFECT OMG. But what about the production overall? Are you excited for a King Kong prequel, or are you satisfied with Peter Jackson’s iteration?
Comment below and let me know.
SOURCE: TotalFilm, ComingSoon.net