Tom Hiddleston Heads To 'Skull Island'
The actor has joined the King Kong origin tale...
Tom Hiddleston is trading the halls of Asgard for the jungles of Skull Island.
Continuing a spate of leading roles, the fan-favourite Marvel villain has signed up to star in Legendary Pictures’ big-budget King Kong prequel.
Skull Island will focus on the tropical isle that King Kong made home, with its creature-filled forests and terrifying dinosaurs. It has been featured in a number of King Kong films, however this will mark the first time an entire movie has been set there. It was last depicted in Peter Jackson's 2005 blockbuster.
Also joining the production is director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who has made a name for himself in television and was also recently tapped to helm the Hollywood adaptation of the hit video game series Metal Gear Solid. British filmmaker Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) was reportedly in talks to direct the picture, however that appears to have fallen by the wayside in favour of Vogt-Roberts.
While production on Skull Island has yet to commence, it already has a November 2016 release date.