The title and details about Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ new creature-feature are being kept under wraps, but today we learned via THR that the film has just scored Boondocks and Everybody Hates Chris writer Rodney Barnes.
Barnes will pen the script based on an idea by Vogt-Roberts and set in his hometown of Detroit. On top of helming this new flick, Vogt-Roberts will also produce with Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo. New Regency is also producing.
Kong: Skull Island centered on scientists, soldiers, and adventurers who unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.
It starred Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Thomas Middleditch, and Terry Notary and Toby Kebbell as King Kong.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed Kong: Skull Island from a screenplay written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, and Derek Connolly from a story by John Gatins based on King Kong by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace. Thomas Tull produced with Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and Alex Garcia. Warner Bros. Pictures released it back on March 10, 2017.