Someone ring the bell–these heavyweights are ready to rumble. Again.
To no one’s surprise–especially given the monstrous success of the original Clash of Titans–a sequel to last year’s blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong is expected to start shooting sometime later this year Down Under, according to a report on Deadline.
The untitled film reportedly will film in Queensland, Australia, and Screen Queensland has said shooting will take place along the Gold Coast and the southeast. The economic boost to the area is expected to be huge. Some 500 jobs for local cast and crew, and opportunities for 750 extras, are possible.
Adam Wingard, who directed the original, is not yet attached to the project, but he has said he would “absolutely love” the opportunity to helm a sequel. “The clear starting point we teed up (in the original)–exploring Hollow Earth–has a lot more to do there,” he said. “We teed up some mystery–things I want to see resolved and explored and pushed to the next level.”
The original Godzilla vs. Kong–directed by Wingard from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein–was the fourth film in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse. Starring Alexander Skarsgard, Mille Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall, the film deals with a battle between the behemoths, as humans lure Kong into Hollow Earth to retrieve a power source for a secret weapon to stop Godzilla.
Released in theaters and on HBO Max, the movie was generally praised by critics and fans, and earned more than $468 million worldwide on a budget of approximately $200 million.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong.