News - December 16, 2014

Big-budget King Kong reboot gets a new title and new co-star
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Big-budget King Kong reboot gets a new title and new co-star

Skull Island, the new reboot of iconic blockbuster King Kong, which is set to star Tom Hiddleston, has gained both a new star and seen its title change ever so slightly. 

The movie will now be known as Kong: Skull Island and will see Whiplash and Juno's J.K Simmons star alongside Tom Hiddleston, reports Deadline. 

The new blockbuster was announced a Comic-Con earlier this year, with Hiddleston's casting confirmed shortly afterwards. The film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who was recently behind the camera on indie hit The Kings Of Summer. It is not known what role Hiddleston or Simmons will play. 

Kong: Skull Island was due to be released into cinemas in November of 2016, but yesterday (December 16th) producers Universal took the decision to move its release date back to March of 2017. 

The last time King Kong was up on cinema screens was in 2005, when Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson produced a remake of the original 1933 classic, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrian Brody. 

 

 

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