‘Kong: Skull Island’ Lands Derek Connolly As New Writer | Film News

 

Universal Studios and Legendary Pictures have just recruited Derek Connolly, co-screenwriter of the massively successful Jurassic World (2015) to do some “late minute work” to the final screenplay for Kong: Skull Island. While shooting begins in Hawaii this fall, THR reports some last minute work by Connolly on the script that has already past by several screenwriters hands including John Gatins (Fight), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and Max Borenstein, who penned the critically well received reboot of the other ‘big guy’ Godzilla (2014).

 

With a cast including Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Brie Larson (Trainwreck) and Samuel L Jackson (The Avengers). The films sets to explore the origins of King Kong himself while rebooting the franchise. Rumours have also surfaced that Legendary Pictures, who also own the rights to Godzilla, hope to bring the giant ape into a shared universe which could mean a possible team up, or better yet, a face-off in the future. Kong: Skull Island is currently expected to hit theaters on March 10, 2017.

 

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