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“King Kong v Godzilla” Will End Monster Trilogy

Sources are saying that the gargantuan grudge match will serve as a crescendo to both franchises.

Ok guys, it looks like it might actually be happening.

Since the mysterious move of Legendary’s Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros, there was heated talk about plans to align the Godzilla and King Kong franchises. But that’s just silly right? Wrong! Unless it all falls through, then you’re right. Continue reading “King Kong v Godzilla” Will End Monster Trilogy

“Compton” Star Jason Mitchell Heads for “Skull Island”

Jason Mitchell will join Straight Outta Compton co-star Corey Hawkins on an expedition to King Kong’s island getaway.

There’s no stopping the unparalleled success of Straight Outta Compton. The biopic’s stock keeps on rising and it’s getting the clout it deserves from critics and audiences alike. So it’s no surprise when the stars of the film start getting snatched up by other projects at record pace.

One project is winning out in the Compton star grab, and that’s Skull Island. Not only did they enlist the services of Corey Hawkins, but now they’ve also eyed his co-star Jason Mitchell.

The latest news is that Mitchell is currently in negotiations for a role on the film, so nothing is written in blood as yet.

While we already had a few names attached to the King Kong reboot, it was a little light in the actor department. So it makes sense that they’d be staking out big ticket projects to fill out the ranks.

Mitchell, who plays Eazy-E in the NWA biopic, is set to play a wise-cracking pilot in Skull Island. The part is bound to be more three dimensional than that (we hope), since Mitchell is in high demand and has earned some well-deserved clout from Compton.

Mitchell and Hawkins will be joined by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Toby Kebbell. Samuel L Jackson, John C Reilly and Tom Wilkinson are also in talks to star in the monster expedition. The team will venture to the enigmatic island that houses legendary beast and WWF spokesman King Kong. There are no specifics on any of the actors’ characters as yet, but the movie is still a couple of years away.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will begin shooting in a matter of weeks, with a script from the likes of Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly and John Gatins.

Hopefully we’ll have more news on this project from Legendary soon.

Watch this space for the hairiest, latest movie news.

Weekend Roundup: 12th – 14th December

We like to cover as much news as possible here that interests you, but it’s unavoidable that little nuggets get missed here and there. Sometimes there’s too much to mention. Sometimes there’s not enough information to warrant an entire post. Sometimes I get tired. Sometimes a fourth thing happens.

Anyway, the Weekend Roundup is a means of keeping you updated on the weekend’s happenings without overwhelming you with multiple posts. This way you have time to enjoy your weekend outside, with trees and ducks and stuff.

So here are the important titbits that might come up in the coming week:

“The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” Breaks IMAX Record

The last in the Hobbit trilogy has had a fire-breathing debut weekend, taking in a whopping $117.6 Million across 15,000 screens in 37 different markets. The prequel finale also broke the IMAX record for a December release with $6.4 Million on 160 screens, breaking the record set by An Unexpected Journey‘s $5.03 Million. That’s a première-and-a-halfling! Right? Guys? Hello?

Legendary Hollywood Photography Phil Stern Dies at 95

The iconic image-master was responsible for some of the most famous images of film stars including James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. When asked by LIFE Magazine about the key to his success, Stern replied “It was just pure luck”.

Changes to Name and Schedule of Universal’s “Skull Island”

The prequel to King Kong starring Tom Hiddleston will now be called Kong: Skull Island. The feature  from Legendary Pictures was originally scheduled for release on November 4th, 2016, however the release has been pushed back to March 10th, 2017.

Dwayne Johnson Describe What Kind of Character Black Adam Will Be

Despite a director not yet being attached to the project, Dwayne Johnson has already been able to give us a glimpse into the depiction of “anti-hero” Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam film. In Johnson’s own words, his character will be “ruthless” and “charming”. Sounds a little more complex than your common or garden comic villain.

Jungle Book Gets Logo and Concept Art

After getting a pretty solid cast list for Jon Favreau‘s adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, we now have a logo and some conceptart to go along with it. Check them out:

Logo for Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book"
Logo for Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book”
Concept art for "Jungle Book"
Concept Art for “The Jungle Book”

And that’s about it for this weekend. See you on the other side, folks!