Is there room for Samuel L. Jack on “Skull Island?
With Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios still wrapping up the cast for “Kong: Skull Island“, following the exit of J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton, it has been reported that they’ve zeroed in on their potential replacements. Samuel L. Jackson is said to be in early talks for the role that Simmons vacated with John C. Reily (of “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” fame) high on the list to fill in as Keaton’s replacement.
In addition, the outlet revealed that Tom Wilkinson (of “RocknRolla” and “Unfinished Business” fame) has also been offered a lead role in the movie. The cast of the film currently includes Tom Hiddleston, along with Brie Larsen (of “Short Term 12” fame) and Corey Hawkins (of “Straight Outta Compton” fame).
“Kong: Skull Island” aims to fully immerse and take audience on a journey in the wild and dangerous home of the king of apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the primordial island.
Slated for release on March 10th , 2017, the film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (of “The Kings of Summer” fame) based on a script by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Thomas Tull (of “Godzilla“, “The Dark Knight” and “Pacific Rim” fame) and Jon Jashni (of “Godzilla” and “Warcraft” fame) will produce while Alex Garcia (of “Godzilla” fame) will serve as the executive produce.
The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.
via Coming Soon