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GODZILLA VS KING KONG (2020): Legendary Pictures Creates Writer’s Room For Film

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Legendary Pictures Puts Together Writer’s Room For Godzilla Vs King Kong

Legendary Pictures has organized a “writer’s room” for the studio’s planned giant monster movie crossover Godzilla vs King Kong.

According to the report, Terry Rossio, Patrick McKay, J.D. Payne, Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, T.S. Nowlin, and J. Michael Straczynski will all take part in the room, with Rossio, McKay, and Payne all serving as leaders of the group. By remarkable coincidence, Rossio contributed to the story for 1998 Godzilla film. Additionally, McKay and J.D. Payne served as writers on Star Trek Beyond.

The first time the titular monsters faced off was in Toho‘s King Kong vs. Godzilla, which came out in 1962. The movie broke records for the studio, becoming the fourth highest-grossing feature released in Japan that year and remains the highest-grossing Godzilla film to date.

Per Superherohype, the source of this story:

Kong: Skull Island is the most recent entry in the MonsterVerse, the second chapter following 2014’s Godzilla. The next will be Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which has Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat director Michael Dougherty set to helm with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown attached to star. It will be released in theaters on March 22, 2019.

Writer’s rooms have become a studio favorite for cinematic universes, with Paramount putting together two in the past few years, one for Transformers and another for their other Hasbro-based properties.

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