Kong: Skull Island Gets New Release Date and Synopsis
Legendary's Skull Island has been retitled Kong: Skull Island and will move from November 4, 2016 to Friday, March 10, 2017. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures. And in related news, Legendary's Untitled Great Wall Project will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, with the Chinese market opening in early December 2016.
About Kong: Skull Island: In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series). Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), Kong: Skull Island will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary's story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.
About Untitled Great Wall Project: Directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Untitled Great Wall Project tells the story of an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. The first English language production for Yimou is also set to be the largest film ever shot entirely in China. Production is set to begin in Spring 2015. Untitled Great Wall Project will be released in the U.S. in 3D by Universal Pictures with the goal of being released in China in early December 2016.