Legendary Pictures is making some interesting choices when it comes to their giant monster movies. First, they tapped TRICK ‘R TREAT & KRAMPUS director Michael Dougherty to direct GODZILLA 2. KONG: SKULL ISLAND delivered the goods in terms of being a giant monster mash. Now, it looks like Adam Wingard will be the filmmaker to pit King Kong and Godzilla against each other in GODZILLA VS KONG!
The Hollywood Reporter broke the scoop that Adam Wingard, who also brought us the genre favorites YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, the low-key indie A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE and last year’s BLAIR WITCH sequel, has just finalized a deal to direct the monster battle which will pit two of the big screen’s most popular giants against each other.
The most revealing aspect of the report is that Legendary has set up a “writer’s room” (ala TV) for their shared monster-verse headed up by Terry Rossio. Next up, we’ve got GODZILLA 2: KING OF THE MONSTERS arriving in theaters Mar. 22, 2019.
GODZILLA VS KONG will hit theaters May 22, 2020.