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    Terry Rossio, known for his work on the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies, will head the crack creature crew.
    With Kong: Skull Island generating strong reviews before its March 10 release, Legendary already has its sights on the big prize, the eventual Godzilla vs. Kong movie.

    That project is acting as the culmination (at least at this point) of the company's series of movies featuring silver screen super species.

    The studio is putting together a writers room to break the story, with Terry Rossio, veteran scribe best known for co-writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, tapped to head the creature feature league. Once he and his cohorts work out the best ideas and beats for the story, a writer will be chosen to write the script.

    Joining Rossio in the room will be:

    Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, who co-wrote Star Trek Beyond and who are working on Star Trek 4;

    Lindsey Beer, who is currently adapting The Kingkiller Chronicles for Lionsgate;

    Cat Vasko, currently penning Warner Bros.’s adaptation of period circus love story, Queen of the Air;

    T.S. Nowlin, the writer of the Maze Runner movies who already worked for Legendary on its Pacific Rim sequel;

    And J. Michael Straczynski, the comic book writer and creator of 1990s sci-fi show Babylon 5 whose recent credits include World War Z and co-creating Netflix show Sense8 with the Wachowskis.
    (emphasis added by me)

    Just re-read the article. Guess we don't need to buy our tickets for this one quite yet.

    Godzilla, released in 2014, was the first entry and Skull Island, during its development, was retrofitted to fold into an overall story. Legendary is now in the casting stages of a sequel to Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters, with Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown so far on the roll call. That movie has a March 22, 2019 release date. Godzilla vs Kong is eyeing a release of May 29, 2020.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...rs-room-984992

    ETA: JMS posted it to his Twitter feed:
    JMichael Straczynski‏Verified account
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    Secret project I've been working on this week....
    Last edited by Jan; 03-10-2017, 12:03 PM.
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

  • #2
    That's a ridiculous amount of writers for this type of film
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    • #3
      Originally posted by sense8ional View Post
      That's a ridiculous amount of writers for this type of film
      Guess it's more of a brainstorming session since it's not even for the script at this point. Sounds like it might have been fun, though.
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        So does this count in the Skywatch Game? How am I going to win if all the announcements are happening now? lol And would that mean BabylonLurker wins again?!?!?!?!
        Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Looney View Post
          So does this count in the Skywatch Game? How am I going to win if all the announcements are happening now? lol And would that mean BabylonLurker wins again?!?!?!?!
          I was wondering that myself, actually. I mean, it's a 'writer's room' to break out the story and there's no script assignment yet so I *think* the closest equivalent would be like the Marvel retreats where future plans were hashed out. So until it's an actual assignment, I think this one's not quite a win-able event.

          (tap dancing as fast as I can...)
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            I was wondering that myself, actually. I mean, it's a 'writer's room' to break out the story and there's no script assignment yet so I *think* the closest equivalent would be like the Marvel retreats where future plans were hashed out. So until it's an actual assignment, I think this one's not quite a win-able event.

            (tap dancing as fast as I can...)
            I can actually agree with that logic. It isn't really an announced project. Basically I think it amounts to someone asking him what his idea would be. Sorry BabylonLurker. I wish I would have thought that through more before I mentioned it.
            Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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            • #7
              BTW along those same lines, I saw Kong: Skull Island (2017). I enjoyed it, but I must have had high expectations from the reviews because I found it to be VERY predictable and I have a slight feeling of disappointment.
              Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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              • #8
                I want to see Skull Island. I saw Godzilla in the theater, but I left before it was all the way over. My ride was there, and I just thought most of the movie was kinda boring. I liked the first part with the family. I wasn't actually there to see Godzilla, but I got the timing wrong for the movie I wanted to see, and I had a ride scheduled to pick me up at a certain time, so I just watched that one instead. The big Hawaii scene was fun cos I was watching it in Hawaii, but on a different island.

                Jurassic World. Now that was a fun movie. Liked that one a lot!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                  Godzilla - I just thought most of the movie was kinda boring.
                  I agree. Skull Island was flawed, but I still found it to be far more entertaining than the most recent U.S. Godzilla. I don't think Godzilla was a particularly bad movie, but I got bored with it pretty quick. And to be clear, I am speaking of Godzilla 2014, not Shin Godzilla from 2016.
                  Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Looney View Post
                    I agree. Skull Island was flawed, but I still found it to be far more entertaining than the most recent U.S. Godzilla. I don't think Godzilla was a particularly bad movie, but I got bored with it pretty quick. And to be clear, I am speaking of Godzilla 2014, not Shin Godzilla from 2016.
                    I bet the Japanese version would be a lot better, since it is actually their monster. Plus, the Japanese do epic horror, and I think Godzilla might have been considered a subset of horror back in the day when people got scared a lot more easily. Maybe?

                    Now I don't know what the heck genre they're supposed to be in.

                    Are we supposed to be scared of them?

                    I always just want to give Kong a great big hug, cos he's so furry and sweet. I usually feel sorry for Godzilla, too, when people start trying to kill him. He can't help being so big.

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