Adam Wingard to Direct Godzilla vs. Kong

You’re Next director Adam Wingard is taking the helm on Godzilla vs. King Kong

You’re Next director Adam Wingard is set to take the helm on the upcoming Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. film Godzilla vs. Kong, according to THR. The script comes to us from a writer’s room run by Terry Rossio, who co-wrote the Pirates of the Caribbean films and also holds a story credit on 1998’s Godzilla. The room also included Star Trek Beyond and Star Trek 4 writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, The Kingkiller Chronicles writer Lindsey Beer, Queen of the Air writer Cat Vasko, Maze Runner and Pacific Rim: Uprising writer T.S. Nowlin, and comic and television writer J. Michael Straczynski.

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Earlier this year, we saw the release of Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown, is now in production. Godzilla vs. Kong was recently moved up a week from May 29 to May 22, 2020. This takes it to Memorial Day weekend (the holiday occurs on Monday, May 25 that year.)

When Legendary announced films centered on Godzilla and Kong, fans all over the world speculated these two characters might one day meet in the same film. Classic Toho monsters including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, as announced at Comic-Con 2014, may also join the Legendary pantheon of giant monster mayhem going forward.

Adam Wingard is also known for directing V/H/SV/H/S 2 and The Guest starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast). He recently directed the Blair Witch reboot and the Netflix manga adaptation Death Note.

What do you guys think of Adam Wingard taking the reins on Godzilla vs. Kong? Do you think his background in horror might give us a clue to the tone of the film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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