Michael Keaton has had a long, successful career, and most recently he had an amazing leading role and performance in [Birdman](movie:780317), a film many people are considering as one of the best of 2014. So, how is he planning on following up on that success? Well, apparently he's looking to be a part of what should be a big time blockbuster in Kong: Skull Island.
The King Kong spinoff is set to be released in 2017 and already features Tom Hiddleston and J.K. Simmons. We don't know much else about the film besides what we can gather from this press statement by the executives working on the film:
In the spirit of its worldwide blockbuster Godzilla, Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast with KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series). Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) and written by John Gatins (Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla), KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. Thomas Tull (Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Pacific Rim) and Jon Jashni (Godzilla, upcoming Warcraft) will produce and Alex Garcia (Godzilla) will executive produce. The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures.
So, they're keeping things pretty secretive. We aren't sure what Keaton's role will be or how it will factor into the film, but I think regardless he will be great. And this movie will make a lot of money.
I know it's a ways off, but how excited are you for this?
Will 'Kong: Skull Island' live up to the hype?