Adam Wingard, the director of last year’s Blair Witch sequel, has signed on to direct Godzilla vs. Kong, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film will unite the 2014 Godzilla film with this year’s Kong: Skull Island in a big way as part of the “MonsterVerse” that Warner Bros. is setting up. A sequel to Godzilla, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters, is slated for Mar. 22, 2019 before Godzilla vs. Kong is released on May 22, 2020. Krampus director Michael Dougherty is helming the Godzilla sequel.
A writer’s room for the MonsterVerse was set up with co-writer of the first four Pirates of the Caribbean films, Terry Rossio, in the lead. Screenwriters Lindsey Beer, Patrick McKay (Star Trek Beyond), T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner films), Jack Paglen (Alien: Covenant), J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), and Cat Vasko are also members of the group. No specific writers were listed for Godzilla vs. Kong.
Wingard’s next film, an adaption of the manga series Death Note, is set for release on Netflix on Aug. 25. He also recently directed the thriller The Guest and horror flick You’re Next and contributed to the horror anthology films V/H/S, The ABCs of Death and V/H/S 2.
THR says Wingard is a ” a massive creature feature fan of both Godzilla and Kong movies” if you can believe it.