Legendary Pictures has confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will star in “Skull Island,” a film exploring the mythical home of King Kong, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts assuming the role of director.
It’s unclear what character Hiddleston will portray, but he will almost definitely be the film’s lead. Legendary has not revealed any more plot information, nor whether it will have any connection to the original 1933 “King Kong” or Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake.
“Skull Island” was originally announced during Legendary’s panel at Comic-Con International in July, with a very short teaser trailer and few other details.
The production company did say that the movie will “take audiences deeper inside the rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions,” citing 2013’s “Pacific Rim” and the recent “Godzilla” reboot.
An early draft of the script has reportedly been completed by Max Borenstein (“Godzilla,” “Seventh Son”).
Hiddleston is widely known for playing the villainous Loki in Marvel’s “Thor,” “The Avengers” and “Thor: The Dark World.” He has also received praise for his performances in Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and the indie vampire drama “Only Lovers Left Alive.”
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made his debut with “The Kings of Summer” in 2013, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to various short films, he has also worked on “Mash Up” for Comedy Central.
“Skull Island” will hit theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.