News Godzilla vs. King Kong Film Slated for 2020
posted on 2015-10-14 17:45 EDT
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday that their Godzilla vs. King Kong film is slated for 2020.
Legendary Pictures moved its Kong: Skull Island prequel movie from Universal Studios to Warner Bros., allowing for the possibility of a crossover project with Godzilla. Warner Bros. retains the right to participate in the Godzilla sequels.
Kong: Skull Island is slated to open on March 10, 2017. The film has a budget of more than US$125 million, but Warner Bros. is including the film in a three-picture deal that also includes the planned sequel and crossover film.
Legendary licensed the Godzilla film rights, and produced Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla film, which opened in the United States in May 2014, and earned over US$500 million worldwide. The Godzilla 2 sequel film is dated for June 8 2018.
TOHO already made a King Kong vs. Godzilla film in 1962 as the third installment in the Godzilla film series. Universal released the movie in the United States in 1963.
TOHO is now shooting its own new Godzilla film for release next summer. Evangelion director Hideaki Anno is serving as chief director and writer, and Shinji Higuchi (Japan Sinks, Nobō no Shiro, live-action Attack on Titan films) is directing the new film and serving as special effect director.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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