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'Attack the Block' Director Joe Cornish eyed for 'Skull Island'

Joe Cornish
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One of the most surprising news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con was Legendary is developing a ‘Skull Island’ feature—now comes news of who they have in mind to direct the film.

Deadline reports today that Legendary has targeted “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish.

The announcement of a "Skull Island" film prompted a huge response from the Hall-H crowd—Skull Island is the home one of the most iconic movie monsters in history, King Kong. The Island also houses other gigantic creatures.

In a statement, Legendary said, “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.”

The announcement of a movie based on the mythical home of King Kong may have come as a surprise to many—but with a $93 million dollar opening weekend haul from another movie monster icon, “Godzilla,” there is no surprise as to why Legendary would want to tackle another monster property.

Legendary is looking to bring some of that “Godzilla” magic to “Skull Island” as they have tasked “Godzilla” scribe Max Borenstein to pen the screenplay for the film.

In the report—it is said that there is no indication that Cornish will take the job as he has been offered big-budget film after big-budget film after the success of “Attack the Block.” At one point Cornish was even considered to replace JJ Abrams in the Director’s chair for “Star Trek 3.”

“Skull Island” roars into theaters November 4, 2016.

Source: Deadline

Box Office numbers provided by Box Office Mojo.

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