Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard reveals he’s already developed a “ sequel ” to Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake, titled Skull Island.
Godzilla vs. Kong Director Adam Wingard almost took on one of the titular Titans early in his career.
Wingard said Geek’s lair that he was once approached to develop a Skull island film as a 2005 sequel by Peter Jackson King Kong. According to Wingard, Jackson looked for him after seeing a first cut of You are next. “You’re Next was about to come to the movies and I had just finished photographing on The Guest,” he said. “Mary Parent [who oversaw Jackson’s Kong at Universal and is a producer on all the current MonsterVerse films] comes to me with a Skull Island art book as a kind of gift saying, “Peter Jackson just saw You’re Next. He is interested in you and [Wingard’s writing partner] Simon Barrett is developing a sequel to his film called Skull Island. ‘”
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Although Wingard and Jackson didn’t go very far in the film’s development, Wingard recalls that it was allegedly shot during World War I – which technically makes it a prequel to Jackson. King Kong, which takes place during the Great Depression – and that Kong’s house on Skull Island was covered in mysterious technology. In the end, the project fell through, before Warner Bros. hired Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct their 2017 movie MonsterVerse, Kong: Skull Island.
Even though he hasn’t had the chance to work with Jackson, Wingard says the the Lord of the Rings the director offered him valuable advice during the filming Godzilla vs. Kong. “I remember talking to Peter Jackson and kind of like, ‘Look, I have no experience with visual effects.’ The advice he gave me was, “Don’t worry. Your job is just to imagine these things. These VFX hosts are so talented. Anything you can imagine, they can do.” ”
Legends clash with Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythical adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world at stake. Kong and his protectors embark on a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them lies Jia, a young orphan with whom he has forged a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the world. The epic clash between the two titans – sparked by unseen forces – is just the beginning of the mystery that lies deep in the heart of the Earth.
Directed by Adam Wingard and written by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, Godzilla vs. Kong stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry. The film is now in theaters and on HBO Max.
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Source: Den of Geek
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