A few days ago the new King Kong movie had a release date and title change, and now it has also revealed a brand new cast member, and it’s good news folks!
J.K. Simmons has joined the cast, in a as yet unknown role. Simmons, who has brought brilliance to films like Burn After Reading, Dark Skies, Up in the Air, Thank You For Smoking, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and the upcoming Whiplash, is a great choice of actor for a monster movie, and I cannot wait to see him on the role.
Simmons joins the already cast Tom Hiddleston.
Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND has been retitled KONG: SKULL ISLAND and will move from November 4, 2016 to Friday, March 10, 2017. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.
About KONG: SKULL ISLAND:
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, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.