Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish Offered King Kong Reboot, Skull Island


Legendary Pictures surprised Comic-Con’s Hall H this past Saturday by ending their presentation with a teaser trailer for the upcoming King Kong reboot, Skull Island. Now, Deadline reports that an offer to direct is out to Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish. What’s more, the outlet reports that Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein will provide the screenplay.

Appearing to be a sort of Kong “origin story,” Skull Island looks like it will explore the life of the classic movie monster before he was taken to civilization. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.

Cornish recently signed on to helm Section 6 for Universal Pictures. He was also, with Edgar Wright, a writer on the original draft of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man.

Skull Island will be released on November 4, 2016.

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