Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong origins film

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  • Thursday, 18 Sep 2014

Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive.

The movie – Skull Island – also has a possible director.

Legendary Entertainment’s Skull Island is getting ready to roar, as it has tapped Tom Hiddleston to star in and Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the feature film based on the origins of King Kong.

The film will focus on the giant gorilla’s mysterious and dangerous world – something previous films in the genre have only touched on. Max Borenstein, who also wrote the screenplay for Legendary’s Godzilla reboot, penned the first draft. Character details were not available.

Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive.

Legendary has moved quickly to get this movie off the ground after announcing it at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, California. The company was looking at Joe Cornish as a possible director, but moved on when he was occupied with Universal’s spy film Section Six. Hiddleston, who is best known for his role as Loki in the Avengers films, will also star in Legendary’s upcoming Crimson Peak horror film from director Guillermo del Toro.

Vogt-Roberts directed (and executive produced) the 2013 coming-of-age comedy-drama The Kings Of Summer, as well as episodes of the new FX comedy You’re The Worst. Universal Pictures will distribute Skull Island on Nov 4, 2016. — Reuters

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