'Skull Island' Director Gets Paramount's 'The Stars My Destination'
After directing Kings of Summer and having some fun running over things with a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger, filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts was supposed to direct an adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid. However, first on his plate will be Skull Island, an origin story of the mysterious location where King Kong resides. Tom Hiddleston, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons are all starring in the film set up by Universal Pictures and Legendary, and it's slated for release in the spring of 2017. But now Vogt-Roberts has a new project lined up as THR reports he's in talks to helm The Stars My Destination.
The film will be an adaptation of the classic sci-fi story by Alfred Bester that is at Paramount Pictures. The tale hails from 1957, and was originally a serial before being published in an entire novel. The first part of the story sounds like another Cast Away kind of story set in space with a man left stranded in space after his ship is attacked and everyone else is killed. In his distress, he signals a passing starship for help, but they ignore him. And thus begins a Count of Monte Cristo-esque story of a man aiming to get revenge on the ship. This is a sci-fi world where there's teleportation and telepathic.