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So who’s directing this Skull Island movie? Well, it might be…

July 30th, 2014 by Andrew McCarroll Comments

Legendary Pictures surprised the crowd at Comic Con by unveiling Skull Island, a prequel of sorts to King Kong.

Scheduled for a November 4, 2016, release they are now in the process of setting the pieces on the board. Legendary are rumoured to be offering the directing job to Joe Cornish, who has not been short of big movie offers since his low-budget alien-invasion breakthrough pic Attack The Block. It is not confirmed if Cornish will take the job as he has been offered big gigs before and said “no thanks” — like Section Six, starring Jack O’Connell which focuses on the formation of MI6 Brit intelligence branch. He has turned down other high-profile projects in the past, such as Star Trek 3 and A Good Day to Die Hard.

It is not known if Skull Island will be based on Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland’s graphic novel Kong: King of Skull Island.

With Godzilla 2 set to shoot alongside the Kong prequel. Rumours have already begun of a potential cross over battle between the two iconic monsters.

Andrew McCarroll never quite built on the dizzying career heights that he hit at 6 years old, when as a member of the “Ghostbusters” he would charge his neighbours to remove any unwanted spectres. Now retired from slaying spooks, he spends his time obsessing over superheroes (especially Batman) and devouring shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Archer in a manner that would make Galactus proud. You can follow his rants on twitter @andymc1983