King Kong to return in ‘Skull Island’

'Attack the Block's' Joe Cornish may direct

Legendary Pictures are set to bring King Kong back to the big screen with Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish their top choice to direct.

The iconic beast first appeared on film in 1933 and most recently in Peter Jackson’s 2005 film which utilised the performance capture talents of Gollum actor Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet Of The Apes).

Fans at Comic-Con were shown a teaser video shot from a first person point of view soaring high above dark and stormy seas towards Skull Island where King Kong rises up to his full height and roars.

Legendary are working towards a November 2016 release date and stated: “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.”

The company’s previous films include Godzilla and Pacific Rim.

Cornish worked on the script for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures Of Tintin and wrote an early draft of Marvel’s forthcoming hero flick Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd. Fellow Brit Edgar Wright was set to direct Ant-Man but left the project due to “artistic differences” with the film’s producers.

Cornish, the in-demand director of 2011’s Attack The Block, made his name with the Adam & Joe Show but has recently turned down high profile jobs directing Star Trek 3 and A Good Day To Die Hard.