Two of greatest and most feared movie monsters of all time are headed to the big screen to do battle together.
Deadline reports that Kong: Skull Island, which is in development at Legendary Pictures, is being moved to Warner Bros in order to eventually join forces with Godzilla.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still working on the upcoming King Kong flick and the sequel to last year’s monstrosity Godzilla, has been announced as well. After those two films launch, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures are planning to merge to two franchises into one mammoth film.
Legendary and Warner Bros parted ways last year when Legendary partnered up with Universal, thus starting production on the Skull Island film, which is a prequel of sorts and looks at the origins of King Kong. The move back to Warner Bros helps keep the two monsters under one roof, since Godzilla is a Warner Bros property, but word on how Universal is handling the move is unclear.
Kong: Skull Island has an impressive cast so far – Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, John C. Reilly and Samuel L. Jackson are all in line to star and Universal had a release date of March 10, 2017, whether the move to Warner Bros will effect that is uncertain.
The merger of these two movie giants is exciting and the treatment the two could get with today’s CG is going to hopefully be very impressive. Godzilla looked incredible last year, and while it had its flaws, it was still a lot of fun. Hopefully they don’t screw this up and make it too serious… this movie needs to be a little campy and over the top while still maintaining a sense of panic and fear.