Derek Connolly

He did a marvelous job with Jurassic World and now it is the third highest-grossing movie of all time, So as a result Derek Connolly is suddenly in demand. He and his writing partner Colin Trevorrow are penning the screenplay for Jurassic World 2 but today THR reports Connolly will be taking charge of writing Universal’s King Kong spin-off Kong: Skull Island.

The plot for the movie is still being kept under wraps, but we know that The Kings of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing, while Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Corey Hawkins are starring, and considering the film’s title and its Hawaii, Vietnam, and Iceland filming locations, it’s pretty obviously going to involve a group of people traveling to the island King Kong calls home. We also know that island is home to dinosaurs, so Connolly seems like a natural fit.

Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, and John C. Reilly may be joining the cast to replace the recently vacated Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons.

Release Date March 10th, 2017.

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