Newswire: Jurassic World writer signs on for Kong: Skull Island

Really sticking to this whole, “It’s an island, but with monsters on it” niche that he’s somehow found himself in, Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly has signed on to pen the script for Kong: Skull Island, Universal and Legendary Pictures’ long-planned movie about skulls and the islands who love them. (Presumably, Kongs will also be involved, although we don’t want to tell Connolly how to do his job.)

The film, which is set to star Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and whichever of their co-stars they can keep on board for the duration of filming, is being pitched as an origin story for King Kong, the celebrity building climber and professional ape. Funny Or Die Presents alumnus Jordan Vogt-Roberts is set to direct, presumably capturing the lighter side of ravenous dinosaurs, kidnapping-prone primates, and pits full of nightmare-inducing giant leeches.

Before writing Jurassic World, and thus getting his …

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