Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment have found the director to pit Godzilla against King Kong: Adam Wingard.
THR reports that the director of A Horrible Way To Die, You’re Next, The Guest and the upcoming Death Note remake has closed a deal to direct Godzilla Vs Kong, which is set to be released on 22 May 2020.
There are, of course, no plot details currently available for the monster mash, as is the case with the currently-in-production Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, which stars Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Randall P Havens, Anthony Ramos and Charles Dance, and is directed by Krampus‘ Michael Dougherty.
One thing that we do know is that Legendary set up a writers’ room for the film back in March that was led by Pirates Of The Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio, as well as “Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.”
Wingard’s background is, of course, in horror movies. After 2007’s Home Sick and Pop Skull, he made a splash with 2010’s devastating A Horrible Way To Die before moving into more crowd-pleasing blood baths You’re Next and The Guest. He directed last year’s divisive Blair Witch sequel and is currently finishing up the controversial Netflix live-action Death Note remake.
THR notes that Wingard has been on a lot of studios’ lists for a mega-budget jump, mentioning that he was in contention for Sony’s Venom (which is now being directed by Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer).
He’s also a big fan of monster movies, as his Twitter feed has proven.
Wow I’ve never had so many congratulatory messages in such a short amount of time. Thank you! I am disgustingly invested in these monsters.
— Adam Wingard (@AdamWingard) May 31, 2017
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