In a bit of great news, it has been announced that Adam Wingard has taken the helm of GODZILLA VS. KONG for Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Wingard has directed the horror films Blair Witch, The Guest, segments of The ABCs of Death, V/H/S, and You’re Next, to name a few. He also just completed the horror film, Death Note.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wingard is said to be a massive creature-feature fan of both Godzilla and Kong movies and nabbing the project, one of the larger-budgeted franchises out there, should be a dream come true.
Legendary, with Warners, is in the middle of building their monster universe centered on classic silver screen creatures Godzilla and King Kong. Godzilla, released in 2014, was the first entry, and Kong: Skull Island, proved to be a giant hit earlier this year when it was released March 10 and grossed over $565 million worldwide. A sequel to Godzilla titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters, with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown, is now in production.
In March, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script for Godzilla vs. Kong, with Terry Rossio, the veteran scribe best known for co-writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as its head. Other writers scribbling included the team of 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.
Plot details are being kept hidden on a South Pacific atoll. The movie is scheduled to be released May 22, 2020.
More details on the film as they develop.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter