Skull Island is sounding a lot like a King Kong reboot

Legendary Pictures put King Kong at the centre of their Skull Island movie

king kongIt’s been a little while since we heard anything about Legendary’s Skull Island, but it’s got a new title that makes it clear who the star of the show will be, with all apologies to Tom Hiddleston.

Arrow In The Head reports that the film has been moved back from 4 November 2016 to 10 March 2017, which isn’t too heinous a delay, and has been given a new title.

It’s now called Kong: Skull Island. So, just in case you were in any doubt about whether the big guy would feature, there’s your answer. The Legendary team, who’ve had great success with Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, are going big on big monsters and it’s clear that they want King Kong alongside the Kaiju in their monster stable.

Kong: Skull Island “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 story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.”

The film is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) and written by written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla).

Kong: Skull Island is released in cinemas 10 March 2017. Read more about classic movie monsters with the 100th issue of SciFiNow, on sale now.