Adam Wingard (“The Guest”) has closed a deal to direct “Godzilla vs. Kong” for Warner Bros. and Legendary.
The film is part of the Legendary and Warner Bros. cinematic universe and will be released on May 22, 2020. “Godzilla” was released back in 2014. “Kong: Skull Island” 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.
Screenwriter Terry Rossio, best known for writing “Pirates of the Caribbean” films is writing the “Godzilla vs. Kong” screenplay. In March, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” with Rossio as its head. Other writers 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.
Wingard is a massive fan of both Godzilla and King Kong movies and tweeted the following:
This says it all. pic.twitter.com/islNeNNs3P
— Adam Wingard (@AdamWingard) May 31, 2017
Wingard last directed a reboot of “Blair Witch” for Lionsgate. His upcoming credits include “Death Note,” a horror-thriller for Netflix.
Wingard is represented by CAA, manager Jeremy Platt of Plattform, and attorney Todd Rubenstein at Morris Yorn.