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Legendary wants Attack the Block's Joe Cornish to direct Skull Island

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Over the weekend at SDCC Legendary announced plans for a new King Kong movie, and now Deadline is reporting the studio wants ATTACK THE BLOCK director Joe Cornish behind the camera for SKULL ISLAND. The site has learned Legendary has offered Cornish the directing job, however they don't know if he'll take it or not.

Joe Cornish hasn't directed a film since ATTACK THE BLOCK, but at one point Paramount was interested in him for STAR TREK 3, and his spy movie SECTION 6 starring Jack O'Connell is in pre-production. If Joe Cornish does take the SKULL ISLAND job, he'll be directing from a script by GODZILLA scribe Max Borenstein.

A King Kong prequel directed by Joe Cornish? Yeah, I'm a little more excited for the project now then I was when the film was first announced. Cornish should do an awesome job with SKULL ISLAND, although part of me would rather see him direct another original film. Do you think Joe Cornish will accept Legendary's offer to direct SKULL ISLAND?

SKULL ISLAND is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.

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Source: Deadline

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12:35PM on 07/29/2014

I think Joe Cornish would rock a SKULL ISLAND flick

but I'd prefer to see another original story from him.
but I'd prefer to see another original story from him.
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11:12AM on 07/29/2014
Was JUST looking at his filmography on imdb yesterday and wondering why Marvel/Disney/WB NO ONE had offered him a gig
Was JUST looking at his filmography on imdb yesterday and wondering why Marvel/Disney/WB NO ONE had offered him a gig
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11:54AM on 07/29/2014
Maybe its because he's only directed ONE movie, 3 years ago.

Add to the fact that his BFF is Edgar Wright you won't be seeing him do anything for Disney.
Maybe its because he's only directed ONE movie, 3 years ago.

Add to the fact that his BFF is Edgar Wright you won't be seeing him do anything for Disney.
9:55AM on 07/29/2014

Apparently...

.... if you were in " attack the block ", you are an instant star in America... (Jason Boyego to Star Wars 7...). Quite strange for a movie which had a small release across the globe (I actually saw it at the theater back in France)... and above all, for a movie that is not great, just good.
The same thing occurred a few years ago with the original " girl with the dragon tatoo " (remake + Noomi Rapace being casted in blockbusters...), but that time, the original movie was great and huge
.... if you were in " attack the block ", you are an instant star in America... (Jason Boyego to Star Wars 7...). Quite strange for a movie which had a small release across the globe (I actually saw it at the theater back in France)... and above all, for a movie that is not great, just good.
The same thing occurred a few years ago with the original " girl with the dragon tatoo " (remake + Noomi Rapace being casted in blockbusters...), but that time, the original movie was great and huge accross Europe at least....
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8:01AM on 07/29/2014
I think he would do a great job with it, and add his own little 'fingerprint' to the material. But I feel like he wouldn't do it anyway because it doesn't really feel like his style.
I think he would do a great job with it, and add his own little 'fingerprint' to the material. But I feel like he wouldn't do it anyway because it doesn't really feel like his style.
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1:10PM on 07/29/2014
you mean a filmmaker who is trying to make it big and was struggling with shitty british soaps until he got his break with Attack the Block that opened up doors for him as a Director....wouldnt want to do it because its not his style even though he has worked on Tintin and Hot Fuzz etc. Sometimes you make no sense man.
you mean a filmmaker who is trying to make it big and was struggling with shitty british soaps until he got his break with Attack the Block that opened up doors for him as a Director....wouldnt want to do it because its not his style even though he has worked on Tintin and Hot Fuzz etc. Sometimes you make no sense man.
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