Long before he was hired to direct “ Godzilla vs Kong, ” Adam Wingard revealed to Yahoo Entertainment that he almost made a sequel to “ King Kong, ” directed by Peter Jackson in 2005.
The filmmaker said he was selected by Jackson to direct the feature film, until then titled “ Ilha da Caveira, ” at the time.
However, the plot produced by Univeral Pictures would be completely different from “ Kong: Skull Island, ” directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts in 2017.
“I almost made a movie called ‘Ilha da Caveira’ … It would be a plot that unfolds today, very different from what we saw in ‘Kong: Ilha da Skullira’ … But the idea was rejected and I followed, ”he said.
Luckily for Wingard, producer Mary Parent, who was vice president of production for Universal Pictures, ended up taking over the same role at Legendary Entertainment, the company that created MonsterVerse.
Wingard’s passion for Kong’s story ultimately led to him being asked to work on the franchise’s final film.
“I remember Mary talking about my idea for ‘Skull Island’ and she said it would be awesome. I don’t remember the script very well, just a few details. It would be these days and there was an opening in which the characters were in a museum … At the end of the scene, it is revealed that the museum kept King Kong’s gigantic skeleton. It was like a relic from the past and Skull Island would be a bit of a myth and no one knew what was going on there. Somehow these characters would come back there and the plot would unfold from there.
Recalling that “ Godzilla vs Kong ” hits national theaters on April 29.
According to Box Office Mojo, the sequel is on track to hit the $ 300 million mark at the global box office.
Budgeted at $ 155 million, the sequel directed by Adam Wingard has already grossed $ 48.5 million in just one week of its debut in the United States.
Shot since March 26 in countries like China, South Korea and Mexico, the film has also raised $ 237.3 million worldwide.
Considering that many cinemas still remain closed or at reduced capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, the numbers are staggering.
Recalling that “ Wonder Woman 1984 ” was Warner Bros’ last big debut and only grossed $ 166 million worldwide over 12 weeks of exposure.
At this rate, it’s possible that “Godzilla vs. Kong” could hit US $ 500 million in the first four weeks, as it didn’t even make its debut in some regions.
So, do you expect?
Check out the main reviews:
“Godzilla vs. Kong delivers exactly what he promises. It is bursting with energy and enthusiasm and brings a satisfying visual spectacle. », Impulse Gamer
“Mission accomplished: it doesn’t matter who wins, the other’s fans win too”, Anthony Morris
“’Godzilla vs. Kong ‘reveals his own bizarre premise and offers everything you paid for. -Doug Jamieson, The Jam Report
“Godzilla vs. Kong basically keeps his promise of a big monster fighting another big monster. It just depends on your willingness to deal with the misconfiguration around you. “- John Nugent, Empire Magazine
“When our own world seems on the verge of ruin, these monsters resemble our primitive embodied fears … (but the film) suffers from the same disease that so many modern box office successes have: it’s immensely watchable, but instantly. forgettable. “- Prahlad Srihari, first post
“Watching these famous monsters share the screen for the first time since King Kong vs. Godzilla of 1963, in a series of skillfully choreographed battles, hits real hits… ”, Jamie Graham – Total Movie
“MonsterVerse has finally learned from its mistakes. This movie is really fun, with great graphics and made to see it in the cinema. », ECartelera
“Godzilla vs. Kong deserves a warm welcome as an old-fashioned, sticky popcorn vendor, with enough punch’n’crunch to make up for his slow start, skinny characters, and sloppy narrative.” Jim Schembri
“This monster movie would probably look spectacular anywhere you watch it, but it’s absolutely breathtaking on the big screen with epic monster-on-monster action and deafening, almost deafening sound effects.”, The Indian Express
In the plot of ‘Godzilla vs. Kong ‘, the mythical adversaries find themselves in a spectacular battle, in which the fate of the world comes into play. Kong and his protectors embark on a dangerous journey to find their true home. With them is Jia, a young orphan who has a unique and strong bond with Kong. But they had no idea they were on the way of a rabid Godzilla, who leaves a trail of destruction across the planet. This epic battle between the two titans, unleashed by hidden forces, is just the beginning of the mystery that lies at the heart of the Earth.
Directed by Adam Wingard (‘You’re Next’), the feature will continue the events of ‘Godzilla II: King of the Monsters’ and ‘Kong: Skull Island’.
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The cast includes Millie Bobby Brown, Julian Dennison, Rebecca Hall, Eiza Gonzalez, Brian Tyree Henry, Alexander Skarsgård, Jessica Henwick and Demian Bichir.
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