KONG: SKULL ISLAND
The King Kong prequel has jumped studio skyscrapers, clambering from Universal Pictures to Warner Bros like some grunting, tribesman- trampling, chest- thumping overextended giant gorilla metaphor. And for once that’s a potentially exciting piece of behind- the- scenes Hollywood politics. Warner Bros brought us Godzilla last year and word is the studio’s already prepping a big screen square- off between the prehistoric beast and the uber- ape. It won’t be the first time that the pair have gone toe to toe, of course – Toho Studios brought us the loveably underfunded King Kong Vs Godzilla back in 1964. Don’t look for any supersized lizards in Kong: Skull Island, though. We won’t see the screen- shaking smackdown until after Godzilla 2. But the movie’s script is reportedly being tweaked to include Project Monarch, the monster- hunting operation seen in Godzilla. Thomas Mann and John Goodman join a cast that already boasts Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson. The Jordan Vogt- Roberts helmed movie is unleashed on 10 March 2017.