Skull Island is taking shape

Jordan Vogt-Roberts (left) and Tom Hiddleston (right) aim to make “Skull Island” a fierce expedition.

“Skull Island,” the potential prequel to “King Kong,” has been announced for months now with little detail on who will be attached to the project scheduled for release in 2016. That is until, today when news broke regarding who will direct and star in the anticipated blockbuster. Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the feature with Tom Hiddleston starring and Max Borenstein penning the screenplay.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts isn’t exactly a household name, but he does carry a significant weight of acclaim to his name. His 2013 feature “Kings of Summer,” earned him praise at the Sundance Film Festival, and has steered other projects in television and video games mediums.

Hiddleston on the other hand, is a name that many will recognize because of his work in Marvel’s Avengers’ Initiative as the nefarious god of mischief, Loki, who was featured in “Thor,” “Marvel’s: The Avengers” and “Thor: the Dark World.” Hiddleston has also been recognized for his work in “Midnight in Paris,” and “Only Lovers Left Alive.”

“Skull Island,” is set for release in November 4, 2016.

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