The offer came after the studio revealed the project at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The film is rumored to be a origin story for the giant gorilla and will explore the movie monster's life before he was taken into captivity.
No confirmation has been given by the director. He will next be helming Universal Pictures' Section 6 starring Jack O'Connell. That project follows a British war veteran that is tasked with a secret mission to recover coded assassination orders in Russia in 1919 to prevent a diplomatic catastrophe.
No production schedule has been released.