GODZILLA VS. KONG Will Be Helmed By YOU'RE NEXT Director Adam Wingard
Adam Wingard, the director best known for his low-budget films such as You're Next and The Guest has landed his biggest movie directing gig yet. According to Variety, he is officially set to direct the highly anticipated Godzilla Vs. Kong film for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.
This giant monster universe all started with Gareth Edwards' 2014 film Godzilla and it was followed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Kong: Skull Island. Before Godzilla Vs. Kong comes out, though, we have Godzilla: King of the Monsters coming from director Michael Dougherty.
Wingard is currently working on the live-action adaptation of Death Note for Netflix. He seems like a solid directing choice for this project, regardless of the fact he directed that terrible Blair Witch movie that came out last year. It will be interesting to see what he ends up doing with Godzilla Vs. Kong, especially with the big budget he'll have to work with. Apparently, he's a big fan of these giant monsters, so this seems like it would be a dream project for him.
Wingard will be directing from a script written by Terry Rossio, who has written several of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He is leading a writers room that consists of the following team: Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.
There are no plot details for the film, but you can bet your ass that we'll see these two legendary creatures engage in battle! The movie is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020. What do you think about Wingard taking on the directing duties for Godzilla Vs. Kong?