Michael B. Jordan & ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Director Team Up for Monster Movie

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Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts is gearing up to tackle another creature feature, and Michael B. Jordan is on board to star.

The still-untitled project is reportedly based on an original idea from Vogt-Roberts, who will be both directing and producing the picture. Jordan will also produce alongside his Outlier Society banner collaborator Alana Mayo. New Regency will be producing and financing.

No plot details have been released, but according to THR, the film will be set in Vogt-Roberts’s hometown of Detroit. The search is on for who will pen the screenplay.

Vogt-Roberts made quite the jump from indie to blockbuster. His first feature was the coming-of-age indie film The Kings of Summer, which he followed up with monster franchise entry Kong: Skull Island. The King Kong film pulled in over $US566 million worldwide from a budget of $US185 million. As of now, it appears that Vogt-Roberts will be making this monster film before tackling Sony Pictures’ long-gestating Metal Gear Solid movie.

Michael B. Jordan, who was recently seen in Creed II, will soon be seen in Netflix sci-fi series titled Raising Dion and has civil rights drama Just Mercy co-starring Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx set for a January 2020 release.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing ‘Kong: Skull Island’

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