Joe Cornish Offered to Direct “King Kong” Prequel “Skull Island”

by Justin Cook

Among one of the more shocking announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con last week was the news that Legendary Pictures would be developing a King Kong prequel entitled Skull Island. Skull Island is of course the fictitious location in which King Kong inhabits in the King Kong movies.

Today it sounds like we have a potential director for the film with Deadline reporting that Legendary has reached out to Joe Cornish to helm the movie, which is due out November 4, 2016. Cornish is primarily known for directing the critically-acclaimed sci-fi action film Attack the Block, as well as co-writing The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn with Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright. Not to mention the star of Cornish’s directorial debut Block, John Boyega, was recently cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Cornish is mulling over many potential future projects at the time so it is unclear whether or not he will accept the offer, but considering that he brought such a unique directorial style to Block, which was an extremely entertaining genre mixing movie, he seems like a great fit to direct Skull Island.

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