Published On: Tue, Dec 16th, 2014

JK Simmons cast in ‘Kong Skull Island’ as film moved to 2017

King Kong 2005 movie photoTom Hiddleston is set, but the other details continue to be reworked. The King Kong prequel has now been renamed to Kong: Skull Island and the release date has been pushed back to 2017. The studio did add JK Simmons, best known for playing J. Jonah Jameson in the first Spider-Man trilogy.

Thor star, Hiddleston, is still listed as the stra of the film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla). Deadline reported Simmons casting, but fans will get no details on JK’s character at this time as the story is being kept under wraps.

Simmons is set to star alongside Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new Terminator film, Terminator: Genysis. His resume is full of great performance, most recently an acclaimed performance in Whiplash.

Kong: Skull Island was moved from November 4, 2016 to March 10, 2017 and it will indeed be released in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Here’s the new plot description of Kong: Skull Island:

In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series).  Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.  Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline.  Thomas Tull (GodzillaThe Dark KnightPacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce.  The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.


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