Tom Hiddleston Heads to 'Skull Island' for 'Kings of Summer' Director
by Ethan Anderton
September 16, 2014
At Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made a surprise announcement regarding development of an action adventure called Skull Island, a film that was said to explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. Since then, we've heard that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish was being courted to be at the helm, and 2005's King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested that Guillermo del Toro should direct the film. But instead, a press release from Legendary has announced that Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be at the helm of the film, and Thor franchise star Tom Hiddleston is in talks to lead.
Here's Jordan Vogt-Roberts following up on the announcement with his excitement on Twitter:
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) September 16, 2014
Considering the film from Legendary and Universal Pictures is already slated for release on November 4th. 2016, we imagine this will push back Vogt-Roberts' plans to direct the video game adaptation Metal Gear Solid. There was some confusion and seemingly a lack of enthusiasm for the project when it was announced at Comic-Con, but with Vogt-Roberts on board to direct (he's got style and vision) and a great actor Hiddleston coming on board to star, this is sure to be something cool to keep an eye on. The question is whether it will lead to a Godzilla and King Kong confrontation down the road and what other kind of dangers we'll see on Skull Island this time around. Anyone excited?