King Kong vs. Godzilla has found it’s director, according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter. Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. has signed Adam Wingard to take on the big monster fight movie. Adam Wingard is the indie horror director who brought us such movies as A Horrible Way to Die, You’re Next, The Guest, The two V/H/S/ movies and the Blair Witch remake/sequel no one liked. Wingard is also in post-production on the white-washed Death Note movie due to come out later in 2017. Adam Wingard joins the already massive writer’s room to work on the script for Godzilla vs. Kong, which includes Terry Rossio, Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen and J. Michael Straczynski. That’s a huge behind the scene staff for this big monster movie.
The Adam Wingard directed King vs. Godzilla will be the second movie following 2014’s Godzilla which came in theaters to what some might call mixed reviews. The biggest complaint about the Gareth Edwards-directed movie was how it did not show enough Godzilla. This is the understatement of the year. The movie kept cutting away from what everyone on the planet came to see, Godzilla, to give us the story of humans no one was interested in. Not to mention they killed off Brian Cranston, gave Ken Watanabe barely any screen time and no one really cared about Elizabeth Olsen until she played Scarlet Witch. Godzilla made it’s money back but isn’t going down in history as one of Godzilla’s best. This isn’t stopping Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. from moving forward with this project after Kong: Skull Island didn’t do as well as they hoped.
King Kong vs Godzilla is due to be released in 2020. Let’s hope adding Adam Wingard on as director is a good move and improves on the first two movies.