Admittedly, big budget pictures, especially films that feature iconic and legendary monsters, and dinosaurs, such as the “Jurassic Park” film franchise, the “Godzilla” films and the “King Kong” films, are all indeed monsters to make, both in scope, and when it comes to financing, which can lead to potential backers and studios wanting to option out of risky deals, that may either turn out to be worth the trouble, or not worth it at all. This is most apparent in the development of the monster movie, “Kong: Skull Island”, which, according to sources, has finally found a studio to help produce it. Read on to learn more about this story.
Last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures passed up a deal of a lifetime as they turned down Legendary Pictures’ deal to produce a set of movies based on the iconic and legendary King Kong,. It caused the Thomas Tull led studio to turn to Warner Brothers, who immediately seized the opportunity to stake its claim on the monster prequel. It will allow them to introduce the legendary ape into a Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers film universe, which includes Godzilla.
Many, however, wondered why Universal did not option the project out, as the studio did have a working deal with Legendary Pictures.
According to the report, sources within the industry said that the relationship between Universal and Legendary Pictures are strained, as Thomas Tull does have a habit of taking credit for hit films which he only helped out financially.
This was precisely the reason why Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers had a strained relationship before, but it seems like the studio is eager to bring Tull back into the fold. They are currently financially secure, and will have a chance not just to produce one monster movie, but a trilogy of films. It will begin with “Kong: Skull Island,” which will be followed up by a “Godzilla” sequel, and a third film in which the two monsters will clash.
According to sources, another reason why Universal backed out of the deal was because of the fact that they weren’t confident enough that Legendary Pictures would be able to produce a successful monster film of epic proportion. It was especially as Universal has had several complaints before regarding their own attempt making a King Kong film.
According to Screen Rant and IGN, including King Kong within the Godzilla will be quite easy to do, as it has been reported that the script of “Skull Island” contains a reference to Monarch, a government agency present in the latest “Godzilla” film, which keeps tabs on monsters such as Godzilla and King Kong.
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