The latest venture in to the King Kong mythos has taken a hit today, with the news that J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton have both dropped out of Kong: Skull Island.
Deadline is reporting the news, with the reasoning for both departures being down to scheduling conflicts. The initial plan was for production on the film to start next month but that’s now been delayed, which is why the duo have now had to drop out.
Despite Simmons and Keaton now having left the project, Tom Hiddleston, better known as Loki to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is still attached to star. The Kings of Summer’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts is also on board to direct.
Plot-wise, all that is known about Skull Island is that it will centre on the titular island home of Kong and the creatures that inhabit it.
At this stage, Kong: Skull Island is set for a March 10th, 2017 release.
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