Godzilla vs. King Kong could be a big-screen reality, according to a Thursday report from Deadline. The outlet shared the news that Legendary Pictures’ high-profile “Kong: Skull Island” is moving studios from Universal to Warner Bros., the distributor of Legendary’s “Godzilla” franchise. And that’s no coincidence: According to Deadline, after “Skull Island” and the currently in-the-works “Godzilla” sequel, a movie pitting the two movie monster icons against each other is planned. It’s said that things are happening “very quickly,” with the deal stretching all the way to Japan, and Godzilla rights-holder Toho.
2014’s “Godzilla,” a co-production of Warner Bros. and Legendary, grossed $529.1 million worldwide. A sequel was announced for June 8, 2018. “Kong: Skull Island” — set on King Kong’s home turf — will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and star Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell, with a currently scheduled release date of March 10, 2017.
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