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Will Brittain Goes To "Kong: Skull Island"

2 November 2015 5:05 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rising newcomer Will Brittain ("A Teacher") has scored one of the last key roles in "Kong: Skull Island" at Legendary Pictures.

Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Derek Connolly and Dan Gilroy penned the script which follows a team of explorers venturing on an island inhabited by monsters - most notably the King of the Apes himself.

Brittain will join Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as pilots in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed feature which is currently filming in Hawaii.

Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, Thomas Mann and John Ortiz also star in the film which is due out March 2017.

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Legendary’s ‘Kong: Skull Island’ To Shoot in Australia

26 October 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary Pictures’ and Warner Bros.’ “Kong: Skull Island” will shoot in Australia it was announced Monday.

The announcement was made by Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of the state of Queensland, who said that it will film in the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast. Pre production will begin this month and lensing take place in early 2016. The production will also take in two other international locations, not revealed, Palaszczuk said.

“Skull” is the third major Hollywood movie to be confirmed as heading for Australia in the past week. In the last few days Oz politicians said that Ridley Scott’s next “Alien” film and the latest Chris Hemsworth vehicle, “Thor: Ragnarok,” will be filmed Down Under.

To attract those two heavyweights Australia’s federal government has agreed to provide A$47 million of direct subsidy.

The Queensland regime did not disclose any payment to the producers of “Skull Island,” but did »

- Patrick Frater

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Kong Skull Island movie to shoot in Australia

26 October 2015 1:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kong Skull Island movie set to film in Queensland, Australia.

The King Kong Skull Island movie is set to join the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, Alien: Paradise Lost and the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie by shooting in Australia. The filming will take place at Village Roadshow Studios at Oxenford, near the Gold Coast, and on location throughout south-east Queensland, according to ABC.net.au.

“Kong will spend more than $15 million in Queensland by leveraging our world-class facilities and enlisting cast and crews in all aspects of physical production,” said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“The production will create 60 local jobs in addition to the Queenslanders who have already been enlisted, with the production manager and art director already confirmed as Queenslanders.”

This year’s San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, also shot in the region, which went on to be a massive global hit.

The King Kong Skull Island movie will »

- Paul Heath

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'Kong: Skull Island' Cast Unite in First Set Photos

17 October 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Everyone has been so excited about the Godzilla Vs Kong announcement made last week that some fans have forgotten a full-blown King Kong movie is about to start production. And it features Samuel L. Jackson! Kong: Skull Island, which is set in the 70s and takes a group of adventurers to the home of the giant ape, is set to start shooting next week in Hawaii. Reel Tours Hawaii has the first set photos, which find the young cast gathering outside of a helicopter. And even Sam Jackson has a special treat for eager audiences awaiting the return of Kong to the big screen.

It's been ten years since everyone's favorite great ape last appeared on the big screen in 2005's King Kong, directed by Peter Jackson. He is now set to return in an all-new adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, best known for his coming-of-age summer dramedy The Kings of Summer. »

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First Kong: Skull Island Set Photos Reveal A Gigantic Monster's Skull

16 October 2015 7:57 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly, the movie will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will executive produce. Warner Bros. will distribute the film in 3D on March 10th, 2017. What do you guys think of these photos? They're not calling it Skull Island for nothing. pic.twitter.com/1Zmd0K82Te — Reel Tours Hawaii (@reeltourshawaii) October 11, 2015 Dug up another "Kong: Skull Island" set pic. Filming starts Monday! pic.twitter.com/Lcmc2xMA2e — Reel Tours Hawaii (@reeltourshawaii »

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Warner Bros, Legendary plot monster mayhem

14 October 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

In a much-needed shot in the arm for Warner Bros, the studios are building a franchise based on super-species including a 2020 Godzilla-King Kong showdown.

The first three films announced on Wednesday by Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara and Legendary chairman Thomas Tull are Kong: Skull Island in 2017, Godzilla 2 in 2018 and Godzilla Vs. Kong in 2020.

Production on Kong: Skull Island is set to begin on Monday. Despite Legendary’s overall partnership with Universal, Warner Bros holds distribution rights to the tentpole, as it does on the Godzilla films.

It appears that Monarch, the human organisation that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will become an integral part of an overarching storyline that will include other ‘super-species’.

Ever since Legendary’s Comic-Con 2014 presentation, speculation on the blogosphere has been rife over the identity of the additional ‘super-species’.

They could include King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan, characters from Toho’s Godzilla universe that Legendary acquired shortly »

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'Godzilla Vs Kong' Is Coming in 2020

14 October 2015 4:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following Legendary's and Warner Bros. Pictures' 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary's King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

The announcement that the reinvention of monsters continues was made today by Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull, and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. The initial trio of films are 2017's Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla 2 in 2018 and then Godzilla Vs Kong, arriving in theaters in 2020. While Legendary maintains its new home at Universal Pictures, the Godzilla films remain in partnership with Warner Bros., who will now also distribute Kong as a part of this franchise. »

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Godzilla Vs. Kong Officially Announced, Slated for 2020 Theatrical Release

14 October 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Confirming what's been suspected for quite some time, Legendary and Warner Bros. announced today that Godzilla and King Kong will indeed collide onscreen once again in the feature film Godzilla vs. Kong. The colossal creature showdown is set for a 2020 theatrical release following the 2017 debut of Kong: Skull Island and the 2018 release of Godzilla 2.

Press Release: Burbank, CA – October 14, 2015 – Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

The announcement that the reinvention of monsters continues was made today by Legendary CEO, »

- Derek Anderson

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Godzilla Vs. Kong Coming To Theaters in 2020; Kong: Skull Island Confirmed For 2017, Godzilla 2 For 2018

14 October 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise.

All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new.

Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

The announcement that the reinvention of monsters continues was made today by Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull, and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. The initial trio of films are 2017’s Kong: Skull Island; Godzilla 2 in 2018; and then Godzilla Vs. Kong, arriving in theaters in 2020.

While Legendary maintains its new home at Universal Pictures, the Godzilla films remain in partnership with Warner Bros., who will now also distribute Kong as a part of this franchise. »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Set for 2020 as Warner Bros. and Legendary Unite Monster Franchises

14 October 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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 first films in the partnership have already been announced: “Kong: Skull Island,” which opens on March 10, 2017, and “Godzilla 2” on June 8, 2018.

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 with Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and “Straight Outta Compton” actors Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell.

Kong: Skull Island” will be set in the mysterious home of the »

- Dave McNary

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John Goodman Boards Kong: Skull Island

27 September 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has found two more hardy souls willing to venture into dangerous territory for Kong: Skull Island. John Goodman and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’s Thomas Mann have joined the cast of the adventure film.Kong, as you’ll likely know by now, finds a group of explorers – including the confirmed Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell and the slightly more nebulous, but likely to show up Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly – heading to the titular island and encountering the equally titular giant ape. Goodman, according to Deadline, is playing a government official named Randa who leads the expedition. Variety brings news of Mann’s casting, but only mentions that he’ll be part of the team. With Vogt-Roberts aiming to shoot this autumn from a script that has seen work by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly, »

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First Kong: Skull Island Plot Details Revealed as Two More Join Cast

25 September 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Two more have been added to the cast of Kong: Skull Island today, with Deadline and Variety reporting that John Goodman (The Artist) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) are the latest additions to the movie which is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. They join

The post First Kong: Skull Island Plot Details Revealed as Two More Join Cast appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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'Kong: Skull Island' Casts John Goodman as Team Leader

25 September 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

John Goodman has signed on to star in Warner Bros.' Kong: Skull Island. He is playing a character named Randa, a government official who leads an expedition, most likely to King Kong's homeland. We reported earlier this month that this movie will help set up Godzilla Vs King Kong, which doesn't have a specific release date but will hit theaters after Godzilla 2 arrives in the summer of 2018.

The story centers on a man (Tom Hiddleston) who travels with an expedition of explorers to Skull Island, the homeland of the legendary ape King Kong. According to Deadline, the story will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous&#160home of the king of the apes&#160as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.&#160This plot is said to honor the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. »

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Thomas Mann Joins ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (Exclusive)

25 September 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Thomas Mann is in final negotiations to join the cast of Legendary and Warner Bros.King Kong prequel “Kong: Skull Island.”

The film currently stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman and “Straight Outta Compton” actors Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. “Skull Island” had been set up at Universal, with which Legendary currently holds its deal, but recently moved to WB, where the studio hopes to have a cross-over with the “Godzilla” franchise it currently holds rights to.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the pic, and Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will serve as exec producers. Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy penned the script.

While plot details are still vague, the story will be set in the mysterious, dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team »

- Justin Kroll

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John Goodman Joins The Cast Of Kong: Skull Island; New Plot Details Revealed

25 September 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

John Goodman has today joined the cast of Kong: Skull Island, the upcoming King Kong prequel which is going to build to an eventual crossover with the Godzilla franchise. So far, the cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly, and Goodman is the latest impressive addition to the movie after Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons were forced to pass due to scheduling conflicts (production is set to begin later this Fall).

The actor is set to play Randa, a government official who leads an expedition. Deadline also has a very brief synopsis of the movie, and while it’s fairly vague, Kong: Skull Island sounds a lot different to what many of us were expecting.

The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is believed »

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John Goodman Joins Cast Of ‘Kong: Skull Island’

25 September 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: John Goodman has joined the cast of Legendary Pictures' Kong: Skull Island, which is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein (Godzilla). He is taking the role of Randa, a government official who leads an expedition. The cast also includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson (Room), Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. The project is expected to go before the cameras this fall. The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who… »

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'Skull Island' Will Set Up 'Godzilla Vs King Kong'

16 September 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, we reported the surprising news that Legendary Pictures has moved its highly-anticipated King Kong prequel Kong: Skull Island from its new studio home, Universal Pictures, to its former home, Warner Bros. The move back to Warner Bros. will help set up a new project, Godzilla Vs King Kong, which will reportedly go into production after Godzilla 2, set for a June 2018 release. Today we have news from The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that Kong: Skull Island will actually help set up Godzilla Vs King Kong, with references to 2014's Godzilla.

The report reveals that the Kong: Skull Island script features references to Monarch, the monster-hunting agency from Godzilla, which Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) worked for. It isn't known how Monarch fits into the Kong: Skull Island universe, or if this means that Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins's characters will return to reprise »

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'Godzilla Vs King Kong' Coming After 'Skull Island' and 'Godzilla 2'

10 September 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Legendary Pictures parted ways with Warner Bros. back in 2013, some of their projects stayed with Warner Bros., like 2014's Godzilla, while others, like this year's Seventh Son, were moved to their new home at Universal Pictures. Legendary announced at their 2014 Comic-Con panel that they are developing both Godzilla 2, set for release in 2018, and Kong: Skull Island, which explores the homeland of the monstrous King Kong. Today we have a report from Deadline, which reveals that Legendary's Thomas Tull is moving Kong: Skull Island back to Warner Bros. from Universal, so it can eventually unite this potential franchise with Godzilla for a Godzilla vs. King Kong movie.

This report claims that, after Godzilla 2 debuts in 2018, Warner Bros. and Legendary will put together a movie that pits Godzilla against the mighty King Kong. The deals are being hammered out very quickly, with the Japanese company Toho, which holds the original Godzilla rights, »

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Moving From Universal to Warner Bros.

10 September 2015 4:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a move that is setting the stage for yet another film universe to be created, sources tell Variety that Legendary is planning on moving its “King Kong” prequel, “Kong: Skull Island,” from Universal to Warner Bros.

The film currently stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and “Straight Outta Compton” actors Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. “Skull Island” had been set up at Universal, with which Legendary currently holds its deal. The prequel was announced at Comic-Con.

Sources close to the situation say while this is not a done deal, things are moving forward and that the idea is to have future “Kong” films possibly cross over with “Godzilla” films, to which WB owns the sequel rights.

As of now, the release date for “Kong: Skull Island” is expected to remain Mar. 10, 2017.

While plot details are still vague, the story will be set in the mysterious, dangerous home of the king »

- Justin Kroll

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Straight Outta Compton Star Jason Mitchell Plots Course For Kong: Skull Island

26 August 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Straight Outta Compton and bound for Kong: Skull Island – The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jason Mitchell has been recruited for Legendary’s big-budget creature feature.

Playing Easy-e in F. Gary Gray’s adorned musical biopic, Mitchell turned heads and raised eyebrows with his breakout performance, and now the up-and-comer is plotting course for the blockbuster scene. No word yet on who he will play in Skull Island, though word of his casting arrives on the heels of Fantastic Four‘s Toby Kebbell joining the project, which is to be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

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Truth be told, Kong: Skull Island sidestepped a potential pitfall earlier in the year when it lost both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons – two actors who are widely seen to be hot property in the wake of Birdman and Whiplash. And though the origin tale is yet to fill in those »

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