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Although the job has apparently been offered to Joe Cornish, some think Guillermo Del Toro should direct Legendary's upcoming SKULL ISLAND. While Guillermo Del Toro isn't officially attached to the project, there are a few people who believe he might at least help produce SKULL ISLAND because of his relationship with Legendary. 

While speaking at a press conference at the San Diego Comic Con for his THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES, the KING KONG director was asked about his thoughts on SKULL ISLAND, and Guillermo Del Toro possibly directing the film.

I would look forward to it. If Guillermo did King Kong, that would be great. That would be fantastic. I’ll be there on the first day, and will help him with anything he needs. I’ve always wondered, if in my lifetime, whether we’re going to see The Lord of the Rings film remade, or The Hobbit remade. How long will it actually last or survive until someone remakes it? It will be interesting to see. But with Kong, we were the ones who remade it for the third time.

In my opinion, Guillermo Del Toro would do an awesome job with SKULL ISLAND, however I don't think he'll end up directing the film. Del Toro wants to direct a small, black and white film before starting work on PACIFIC RIM 2, and I just don't think he'll have enough time to do SKULL ISLAND as well since it's set to be released in 2016. A Guillermo Del Toro directed SKULL ISLAND sounds cool, but I just don't think it's going to happen.

SKULL ISLAND will be in theaters on November 4, 2016.

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Source: Collider

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12:59PM on 08/01/2014
So Skull Island is going to be something like "King Kong Begins " ? Down with that!
So Skull Island is going to be something like "King Kong Begins " ? Down with that!
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12:37PM on 08/01/2014

I think Joe Cornish would rock a SKULL ISLAND flick

He really showed a wonderful mix of horror, comedy and character drama in ATTACK THE BLOCK, and I really like his writing credits as well. I know Guillermo del Toro is the fan fave these days but I'm fine with Cornish behind the camera.
He really showed a wonderful mix of horror, comedy and character drama in ATTACK THE BLOCK, and I really like his writing credits as well. I know Guillermo del Toro is the fan fave these days but I'm fine with Cornish behind the camera.
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12:00PM on 08/01/2014
I just want him to do Hellboy 3, and At the Mountains of Madness. After that, I don't care what he does with his time and schedule.
I just want him to do Hellboy 3, and At the Mountains of Madness. After that, I don't care what he does with his time and schedule.
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11:58AM on 08/01/2014
Del Toro would be a natural fit. But, know what? I think Joe Cornish could be, too. I wasn't initially interested in another King Kong. And I'm still not sure what to expect from Skull Island, but both of those filmmakers are guys I'd trust with the project.
Del Toro would be a natural fit. But, know what? I think Joe Cornish could be, too. I wasn't initially interested in another King Kong. And I'm still not sure what to expect from Skull Island, but both of those filmmakers are guys I'd trust with the project.
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10:51AM on 08/01/2014

I want someone with classic 80s adventure movie experience.

What about Joe Dante?? I really think he would be able to pull off a great adventure movie set on Skull Island. He wouldn't use shitty CGI for everything and he has the experience to really turn this into a classic.
What about Joe Dante?? I really think he would be able to pull off a great adventure movie set on Skull Island. He wouldn't use shitty CGI for everything and he has the experience to really turn this into a classic.
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10:45AM on 08/01/2014
The guy has too much on his plate as it is...a project along the lines of Crimson Peak would be much more up his alley. Or, you know, he could make good on his fantastic Comic-Con tease of Hellboy 3 and At the Mountains of Madness. As Legendary Pictures boss Thomas Tull said, "after you do Pac Rim 2, then we'll talk."
The guy has too much on his plate as it is...a project along the lines of Crimson Peak would be much more up his alley. Or, you know, he could make good on his fantastic Comic-Con tease of Hellboy 3 and At the Mountains of Madness. As Legendary Pictures boss Thomas Tull said, "after you do Pac Rim 2, then we'll talk."
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