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Director Adam Wingard explains his original vision for a pre-MonsterVerse "Skull Island" movie and how he borrowed from iconic Hollywood heroes (and pro wrestling) to stage the ultimate smackdown.
Moviegoers will have to wait a little longer to see cinema's two fiercest monsters duke it out. Warner Bros. and Legendary's "Godzilla vs. Kong" has been delayed eight months and will now hit theaters Nov. 20, 2020. The film was previously dated for March 13, 2020. Directed by Adam Wingard, "Godzilla vs. Kong" is the […]
It’s the battle of the big-studio franchises! Universal announced on Friday that it had moved the release of the ninth “Fast & Furious” movie from April 10, 2020, to May 22, 2020.That puts it smack up against Warner Bros.’ pricey monster mashup, “Godzilla vs. Kong,” as well as Paramount’s kiddie-skewing latest “The SpongeBob Movie.”Justin Lin is attached to direct the ninth (and tenth) installment in the fast-moving franchise, with Jordana Brewster, a.k.a. Mia Toretto, also returning to the series opposite her onscreen brother (Vin Diesel). Mia was last seen in “Furious 7,” retiring from the family business to start a family with Brian O’Connor, played by the late Paul Walker.Also Read: 'Hobbs and Shaw': Dwayne Johnson Gets Back in Driver's Seat in First Trailer (Video)The new “Furious” squares off against another pricey studio franchise: “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the fourth installment of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe, which Adam Wingard will direct.Demian Bichir, Alexander Skarsgard and Brian Tyree Henry have signed on to star in the new film, which follows this May’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown.“Godzilla” brought in $529 million globally after it was released in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” was released March 10, 2017, and grossed more than $565 million worldwide.Also Read: All 8 'Fast & Furious' Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)Meanwhile, the eight “Fast & Furious” films have collectively grossed more than $5 billion worldwide. “Hobbs & Shaw,” a spinoff film from director David Leitch starring series regulars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, drives into theaters on Aug. 2.Read original story ‘Fast & Furious 9’ Moves Back a Month for Summer 2020 Faceoff With ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ At TheWrap
Alexander Skarsgard is in negotiations to join Millie Bobby Brown and Brian Tyree Henry in Legendary’s “Godzilla vs. Kong,” sources tell Variety. Adam Wingard is directing the film, which also stars “Deadpool 2” actor Julian Dennison. Plot details are vague, but the actioner will feature the two titular classic monsters squaring off in some form. […]
In featurette, 'Kong: Skull Island' director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, discuss working on tentpole film
Adam Wingard, who made a name for himself with low-budget horror thrillers such as You’re Next and The Guest, is going big for his next movie. The director has closed a deal to helm Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ team-up of two of the big-screen’s most popular movie monsters. Legendary, with Warners, is in the middle of building their monster universe centered on classic silver screen creatures Godzilla and King Kong.
The Olivier-winning playwright of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is penning the book of the long-gestating stage show.
Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Islandroared louder than expected in its North American box office debut, scaling $61 million from 3,846 theaters to beat Wolverine threequel Logan. Kong hopes to restore the world’s most famous ape to glory and build a new film franchise, with a Kong v. Godzilla already in the works. Kong is the second title in their monster universe after Godzilla, which debuted to $93 million in May 2014.
Here is the movie coming to theaters on March 10! Only one wide release this week: Kong: Skull Island (PG-13). This new approach to the Kong legend follows a team of soldiers, scientists, and adventurers as they clash with all sorts of monsters, including the giant ape himself.
Cinema’s great big ape returns to thrash and stomp in Friday’s Kong: Skull Island. The action extravaganza follows a group of humans led by John Goodman and Corey Hawkins’s researchers from the secret government organization Monarch, along with mercenary James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), war photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), and military commander Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), as they find themselves in titanic trouble after visiting the remote island home of the legendary gorilla. ...
An enormous statue of King Kong burst into flames at the "Kong: Skull Island" premiere in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday.
Forgotten island. Lost civilization. Giant gorilla. Prehistoric monsters. Reckless adventurers. All the seminal ingredients have been stirred together to form Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ reboot of the classic ape story that has captured the imagination of moviegoers for more than 80 years.
Mix King Kong with The Lost World, spike it with a bracing dash of Apocalypse Now and you’ve got Kong: Skull Island, in which Warner Bros. finally gets the effects-driven fantasy adventure formula right again after numerous misfires. Leagues better than Peter Jackson’s bloated, three-hour Kong of 2005, this one looks poised for strong returns and potential sequels co-starring hinted-at monsters from movie lore. It may have seemed like a stretch to entrust this giant project to a director whose career hitherto consisted of one small, kid-centric Sundance film, the 2013 The Kings of Summer.
On “Conan” Thursday, Colin Hanks admitted to being chided by his dad, Tom Hanks, after gaining weight while filming Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” in New Zealand. Upon returning to the States, his father said in a scarily serious tone, “I’d really like to talk with you about something.”
It’s the end of the year, and as you know many movie blogs and fan sites will do several best movies of the year posts, or preview looking at movies coming out in 2016. Well, since that’s covered to death, let’s instead find out what our future selves will be watching two years from now, in 2017.
By Dave McNary Warner Bros. and Legendary are teaming up on a 2020 movie Godzilla vs. Kong, representing the official unification of the two monster franchises. The companies jointly announced Wednesday that the basis for the film would be an “ecosystem” of giant super-species, both classic and new, as the Monarch organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film expands its mission in multiple releases. The announcement noted that while Legendary maintains its new home at Universal Pictures, the Godzilla films and the Kong origin film will be distributed via Warner Bros. Production on Kong: Skull Island, which had been at Universal until recently, begins Oct. 19.