Director Joe Cornish Wanted For KING KONG Prequel, SKULL ISLAND

Legendary had one of the biggest surprises this weekend at Comic-Con when they announced a new King Kong movie, Skull Island, with a quick teaser trailer. According to Deadline they also have made an offer to Joe Cornish ("Attack The Block") to direct it.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/28/2014
This past weekend, the Comic-Con audience at Hall H attending the Legendary presentation were stunned by news of a King Kong prequel on the way. Legendary presented the news by showcasing a special teaser trailer that was created just for the event. The film will open November 4, 2016, but who the heck will direct it?

"I’m told they’ve offered the directing job to Joe Cornish, who has been offered big movies since his low-budget alien-invasion breakthrough pic Attack The Block. I’m not sure if Cornish will take the job because he’s offered so much — like Universal’s Section Six, the Aaron Berg-scripted drama about the formation of MI6 Brit intelligence branch, for instance." - Deadline

KING KONG - Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) brings his sweeping cinematic vision to King Kong. Get ready for breathtaking action in this thrilling epic adventure about a legendary gorilla captured on a treacherous island and brought to civilization, where he faces the ultimate fight for survival.

KING KONG was directed by Peter Jackson, from a script written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson. The cast includes: Naomi Watts; Jack Black; Adrien Brody; Jamie Bell; Andy Serkis; Thomas Kretschmann; and Colin Hanks. With a budget between $207 to $243 million, that film pulled in $550.5 million at the worldwide box office.
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thewonderer - 7/28/2014, 7:00 PM
KING KING? [frick] yeah

And Joe Cornish is awesome.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/28/2014, 7:01 PM
Not a bad choice
TheManFromMars - 7/28/2014, 7:02 PM

Lozzy - 7/28/2014, 7:03 PM
Joe Cornish??????? [frick] YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jollem - 7/28/2014, 7:03 PM
rise of the planet of the kong
DrDoom - 7/28/2014, 7:03 PM
KING KING!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 7/28/2014, 7:04 PM
DCGuy - 7/28/2014, 7:04 PM
SpiderFraud - 7/28/2014, 7:05 PM
Attack the Block is the shizznit.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/28/2014, 7:05 PM
Sipprelle - 7/28/2014, 7:05 PM
Objectivelybiased - 7/28/2014, 7:06 PM
Amazing Choice. But taking on a property like this means A LOT of studio input ...which he has not proven he can balance yet or if he has any desire to do so. I think him and Wright should stick to their own or little heard of properties.
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 7:06 PM
I'm in. I was really impressed with "Attack the Block." Imagine what he can do with a bigger budget. "King King" will be awesome!
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 7:07 PM
Lol. Nail is gonna put his foot in our asses.
DCGuy - 7/28/2014, 7:09 PM
King King > Godzilla.

King King is love King King is life.
DaVinci31 - 7/28/2014, 7:10 PM
King King, motherf*ckers.
DCGuy - 7/28/2014, 7:11 PM

AgentEX - 7/28/2014, 7:14 PM
King King? That shit is racist.
DaVinci31 - 7/28/2014, 7:16 PM

Can't wait.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/28/2014, 7:17 PM
King King is gonna be the new thing now. We must brand it!
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 7:17 PM
This "King King" article needs more "thumbs up," people!
SuperCat - 7/28/2014, 7:18 PM
Lol!! @ DaVinci
TheRationalNerd - 7/28/2014, 7:19 PM
I told people it was going to be a prequel. Some people said it would be a reboot so that the Godzilla and Kong franchises could mirror each other within the same universe (which isn't a bad idea) but not necessary right now seeing that Zilla is getting his own trilogy.

However I will say this:

There's still the possibility that Kong may have a son out there somewhere. If I'm correct the directors said that Kong was over 140+ years old within the film so a possible son (surviving somehow) could work in today's world. "Son of Kong" would be dope!
SpiderFraud - 7/28/2014, 7:19 PM
Anyone seen the Deadpool leak footage?
Jollem - 7/28/2014, 7:25 PM
@TheRationalNerd - right. i'm sure he's not the only one. somebody must have given birth to him
DaVinci31 - 7/28/2014, 7:26 PM

Honestly, It'd be much more satisfying for them to just say some cheesy line like "that was only the baby" (in reference to the ape we saw in Peter Jackson's film).
DCGuy - 7/28/2014, 7:32 PM
hahahahahahahahaha funniest shit ever Da vinci KING KING ART! WOW exclusive
Sipprelle - 7/28/2014, 7:33 PM
@SpiderFraud < Download link
SpiderFraud - 7/28/2014, 7:36 PM

You're the best! I was trying to figure out how to download this sucker.
DCGuy - 7/28/2014, 7:38 PM
[frick] DEADPOOL THO, [frick]ING KING KING [racial slur]S!
Sipprelle - 7/28/2014, 7:39 PM
@SpiderFraud No problem, I had it downloaded from yesterday and since then all of the links got taken down. I just figured out how to upload the download link.
Darlene1974 - 7/28/2014, 7:42 PM
Love it,..... KING
NickNaylor2Face - 7/28/2014, 7:42 PM
DCGuy - 7/28/2014, 7:43 PM
king king made the main page yay! BEHOLD KING KING
Sophisticated - 7/28/2014, 7:47 PM
King King Kong Kinga ka ka king King Kong .
Sophisticated - 7/28/2014, 7:48 PM
Keep thay heads ringin.
Arrowhead77 - 7/28/2014, 7:49 PM
So is this a prequel to Peter Jacksons King Kong?

DrDoom - 7/28/2014, 7:50 PM
King King. The King of Kings.

Coming to a theater near you, Christmas 2016.
LeroyJenkins - 7/28/2014, 7:51 PM
go away @NickNaylor2Face
localsonlymills - 7/28/2014, 7:52 PM
You guys are [frick]ing hilarious lmfao
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