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Adam Wingard Will Direct ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Warner Bros and Legendary’s upcoming reunion of the silver screen’s two biggest monsters, Godzilla and King Kong, appears to have found its director. The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Adam Wingard has signed on to direct Godzilla vs. Kong.

Taking place in the same universe as both Legendary’s Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the film will be the first time the characters have been on screen together since 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. The story for the film was put together by a writers room assembled by Legendary, headed by Terry Rossio.

Wingard is best known for smaller films like You’re Next, The Guest, and the Blair Witch remake. He’s been in the running for some larger franchises, but you can’t really get bigger than this one. The director though seems ready for the inevitable reaction fans will have to anyone who picked up the mantle for these two beloved, larger than life characters.

Godzilla vs. Kong currently has a May 22, 2020 release date.

Via THR

‘Death Note’ May Move From Warner Bros to Netflix

Did you forget they were working on an American live action remake of Death Note? I totally did. Apparently Adam Wingard is currently attached to direct with Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley already cast in the film. Even though the film was set to go into production pretty soon, Warner Bros decided to stop moving forward on the project.

You see, they’ve been doing a bit of “soul searching” and scaling back their releases after looking at their financials. I’m not saying it has something to do with a film that rhymes with Shmatman Shmersus Shmuperman not meeting its financial goals, but it’s a very likely possibility.

In any case, because the film is so close to moving ahead, Warner Bros decided to let the filmmakers shop it to other studios — and it looks like it very well may have found a home with Netflix.

They’re still negotiating, so this may all end up falling through still. For those of you who really wanted to see an American version of the property though, it’s still looking good.

Via The Wrap