Adam Wingard Set to Direct ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Adam Wingard, director of Netflix’s upcoming Death Note, has been tapped to direct Godzilla vs. Kong for Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros., according to Hollywood Reporter.

Legendary and Warners are building out an entire “Monsterverse,” centered around Godzilla and King Kong. Godzilla from Legendary was the first entry in the series, and released in 2014 to fairly successful financial and critical acclaim. The next entry, Kong: Skull Island, was released in March, and met incredible financial success internationally. The next film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is currently in production.

Godzilla vs. King Kong
These two cinematic giants have met previously in 1962’s “King Kong vs. Godzilla”

Wingard’s career has centered primarily in the horror genre. He has directed films like A Horrible way to Die, as well as segments in anthology properties like V/H/S and ABCs of Death. He has developed quite a following from smaller genre films, including Guest with Dan Stevens. His largest feature film to date was 2016’s Blair Witch, which opened to box office and critical disappointment.

A Legendary writer room led by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) has been at work since March. Included in the collaboration are Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, T.S. Nowlin (Maze Runner), Jack Paglen (Transcendence), and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5).

No plot details have been revealed yet, but check back with MFR for more.

The movie is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020.

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