Universal has moved Legendary’s King Kong origins movie — now titled Kong: Skull Island — from Nov. 4, 2016, to March 10, 2017.
The film will be released in 3D. The studio and Legendary announced the 2016 date for Skull Island during Comic-Con in July, then disclosed in September that Tom Hiddleston was on board to star with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing.
John Gatins (“Flight”) and Max Borenstein (“Godzilla”) wrote the script, set in King Kong’s home as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the primordial island. Legendary said the story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore created in the iconic 1933 film.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce and Alex Garcia will exec produce.
Hiddleston will also star in Legendary’s upcoming Crimson Peak horror film from director Guillermo del Toro.
J.K. Simmons is set to star alongside Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers) in Legendary Pictures' forthcoming Kong: Skull Island.
The news comes via Deadline, though it's not specified yet what role Simmons is taking on.
J.K. Simmons is an actor who is best known for his work on the Spider-Man films as well as Juno and Burn After Reading as well as the television shows Oz, Law & Order, and The Closer. Gamers will also recognise his voice as that of Cave Johnson from Portal 2. He'll also be appearing in Terminator: Genisys, which is due out in 2015, and is currently in the critical hit Whiplash.
Kong: Skull Island, which focuses on the island home of the iconic ape King Kong, is set for a March 10, 2017, release. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein.
Now That Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange, Neil Gaiman Puts Forth Tom Hiddleston to Play Sandman’s Morpheus
I'll paraphrase this one:
- The Mary Sue talked to Joseph Gordon-Levitt about The Sandman and he said they were still working on the script with Neil Gaiman
- It wasn't included in WB's list of upcoming comics movie list (apparently those were DC Comics project and The Sandman is technically Vertigo Comics)
- Neil Gaiman is nervous about the project, but is optimistic about it because he thinks JGL has "good instincts" and wants it to be true to the material."
- Supposedly there have already been a few attempts to make a Sandman film, but Gaiman has said he would rather see no Sandman movie than a bad one and has "thrown [his] body in front of a bus on a couple of bad ones over the years"
- About casting the role of Morpheus: "It’s a funny thing with Morpheus. Again, it’s that thing where you look around and think, ‘Yes this person would be a fantastic person’, and then time passes,” Gaiman tells RadioTimes.com. “There was a time Johnny Depp would’ve been a great Morpheus, but now he’s too old and it’s fine. I think the first time I saw Benedict was as Sherlock Holmes, I thought, ‘wow, that’s incredibly Morpheus’. And fans probably thought the same because they immediately started doing fan-art, meshing the two of them up. [...] Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I’m concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off."