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Writers room created for Godzilla vs Kong movie

Kong: Skull Island

Story by Jack Foley

A WRITERS room has reportedly been created for Warner Bros’ forthcoming Godzilla Vs Kong event movie.

Buoyed by the positive reviews surrounding Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros has appointed Terry Rossio, the veteran scribe best known for co-writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, to head the creative think tank.

The idea is to work out the best ideas and beats for the potential story, with a writer to be chosen to pen the script once that has been agreed.

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the other writers who are part of the room. They are…

Patrick McKay and JD Payne, who co-wrote Star Trek Beyond and who are working on Star Trek 4.

Lindsey Beer, who is currently adapting The Kingkiller Chronicles for Lionsgate.

Cat Vasko, currently penning Warner Bros.’ adaptation of period circus love story Queen of the Air.

TS Nowlin, the writer of the Maze Runner movies, who already worked for Legendary on its Pacific Rim sequel.

Jack Paglen, who wrote the Johnny Depp-starring [but critically panned] Transcendence and who also worked on the upcoming Alien: Covenant.

And J Michael Straczynski, the comic book writer and creator of 1990s sci-fi show Babylon 5 whose recent work includes World War Z and co-creating Netflix show Sense8 with the Wachowskis.

Prior to the Godzilla vs Kong smackdown movie, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla is also in the works, with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown among the cast. That film is scheduled for release on March 22, 2019, with Godzilla vs. Kong to follow on May 29, 2020.

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