In disappointing news it’s emerged that Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have both left the King Kong prequel Kong: Skull Island due to scheduling conflicts.
The film being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, (The Kings Of Summer), already has Tom Hiddleston as lead but will now be out to find two suitable replacements for Keaton and Simmons. Very little is known about the movie except that it will be based in the 70s and take the property off into a new timeline of events. What is confirmed is that the basis of the plot will revolve around a group of explorers who land on the primordial island and after the success of Jurassic World at the box office Universal will be hoping for another triumphant monster romp.
The sudden departure of the duo has not phased Legendary Pictures who maintain that this blip will not delay the production, which is scheduled for release on March 10th, 2017.