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“It’s money and ad­ven­ture and fame! It’s the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voy­age that starts at six o’clock to­mor­row morn­ing!” That’s how show­man Carl Den­ham pitched the orig­i­nal voy­age to Skull Is­land in 1933’ s King Kong. Now there’s a new crew on their way to the re­mote In­done­sian isle – and given it’s pop­u­lated ex­clu­sively by pre­his­toric beasts, mur­der­ous tribes­men and blonde- hun­ger­ing mega- mon­keys we as­sume it comes with one hell of a travel warn­ing from the for­eign of­fice. While there were rum­blings that Joe Cor­nish would di­rect this Kong pre­quel, it’s The Kings Of Sum­mer helmer Jor­dan Vogt- Roberts who’s landed the gig. He’ll di­rect from a screen­play by Max Boren­stein, who penned this sum­mer’s res­ur­rec­tion of Godzilla for Leg­endary Pic­tures ( he’s also just signed to write Godzilla 2, the mon­ster- crazed ma­niac).

Tom Hid­dle­ston takes a break from Lokidom to score the lead role.

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