Tom Hiddleston, who’s currently tuning up to croon as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, will star in Legendary’s big-budget King-Kong spin-off (of sorts), titled Skull Island. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will direct a script written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) that explores the mysterious island that was the home of Kong and other terrifying prehistoric creatures. “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on 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,” said the company, in a statement. “Universal Pictures will distribute the film on Nov. 4, 2016.”
At Comic-Con in July, Legendary’s Thomas Tull had announced plans for Skull Island, and Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish was rumored to be the frontrunner to direct. A Skull Island movie, penned by Godzilla’s scribe, could further speculation that Legendary is planning a Godzilla/Kong crossover at some point.