J.K. Simmons Reveals Kong: Skull Island Details; Keaton All But Confirms Involvement
We don’t yet know all that much about the upcoming film Kong: Skull Island other than the fact that it will bring King Kong back to the screen for an all-new adventure. But star J.K. Simmons just spilled some beans so read on for the latest!
In an interview with MTV, Simmons was asked about the project, revealing that it’s not going to be set in the present day.
“It’s such an interesting, new take on it,” said the actor. “It’s set in Detroit in 1971, which is where I grew up. We’re going to shoot it in Detroit during baseball season so I’ll be able to go to Tigers games. There’s a lot to like about this movie.”
In the same interview MTV also spoke with Michael Keaton, who did not deny his involvement in the film. In fact, he all but confirmed it so I think it’s pretty safe to say that Keaton is 100% on board. Hallelujah!
Kong: King of Skull Island will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures on March 10, 2017.
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series).
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), Kong: Skull Island 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 story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.
Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, Warcraft) will produce, and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce.