Update: Dread Central reached out to Marshall for comment. Here’s what he said when asked if he was involved: “I am? Really?” I guess this following story is bunk…
According to a tracking board, they learned that Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, The Descent and “Games of Thrones” director Neil Marshall will be helming his own version of King Kong, only not the one owned by Universal Pictures.
Marshall will be helming Skull Island: Blood of the King, and will also pen the script alongside fellow scribe Simon Utley. Back in 2011 the film was to become an animated project at FOX after Spirit Entertainment acquired the rights in ’09.
Based on Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland’s 2004 graphic novel “Kong: King of Skull Island”, the film is set 25 years after King Kong’s New York rampage and follows Carl Denham’s son as he makes a shocking discovery and ventures back to Skull Island.
Radar Pictures is joining as the production company with Ted Field producing for them. Steve Iles and Arnold Kunert are producing through their company Spirit Pictures.