Legendary Pictures surprised Comic-Con 2012 audiences with Godzilla test footage. The studio tapped fresh face Gareth Edwards to reboot Godzilla with just one small sci-fi feature, Monsters, on his resume. As of this writing, Godzilla has earned almost $500 million worldwide, so Legendary is understandably motivated to follow the same template for its next reclamation project, Skull Island. Legendary brought a stealth teaser for the King Kong revival to Comic-Con 2014. Now Deadline reports the studio wants Joe Cornish—whose sole feature credit is the wonderful alien invasion thriller Attack the Block—to direct Skull Island. Deadline is not sure Cornish will accept the offer. The director apparently fields many offers, including the MI6 spy thriller Section 6. I am very excited to see Cornish’s next feature whether or not it’s Skull Island, so best of luck to Legendary in getting their man.
Additionally, Deadline’s report states Godzilla writer Max Borenstein will pen the Skull Island script. Who better to recreate Godzilla‘s success and serve as the bridge to Legendary’s inevitable King Kong vs. Godzilla remake?