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A Monstrous Task

Legendary Entertainment launched its cinematic monster universe in 2014 with Gareth EdwardsGodzilla. The second installment of this connected universe was released this March with Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer). Godzilla set up the universe but Kong: Skull Island  gave a glimpse at greater threats to come. The next chapter in this series will be 2019’s sequel to Godzilla, Godzilla: King of The Monsters. It has all lead up to the ultimate showdown between Godzilla and King Kong in Godzilla Vs. Kong. It has now been announced that Adam Wingard will be at the helm for this monster sized film.

Adam Wingard on the set of Blair Witch (2016).

Horror fans are familiar with Adam Wingard from such movies as The Guest, You’re Next, V/H/S, last years’ Blair Witch and several other cult hits. He also directed the pilot to Robert Kirkman’s exorcism series Outcast, inspired by the comic series of the same name. Later this year, Wingard will be bringing the US live-action adaptation of Death Note to Netflix.

Directional Shift

Sadly for fans of the genre, Adam Wingard has recently expressed his loss of inspiration for horror in a response to a fan on twitter. Changing from horror and into films like Death Note and Godzilla Vs. Kong are certainly monstrous steps, but aren’t too much of a departure from his previous works.

Kong: Skull Island is set for a Digital HD release June 20, 2017, and on Blu Ray July 18, 2017. Adam Wingard’s Death Note will be releasing on Netflix August 25, 2017. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is set for release March 22, 2019.

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