There is no island like the Kong Skull Island.
Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean, the Kong Skull Island.
Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, and immediately start to detonate bombs.
This ignite a fierce battle between the impostors and the island residents.
As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.
In July 2014 at the San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures announced a King Kong origin story, initially titled Skull Island, with a release date of November 4, 2016, and Universal Pictures distributing.
Legendary offered Joe Cornish the job of directing the film, while previous King Kong helmer Peter Jackson suggested Guillermo del Toro. In September 2014, the studio announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts would direct the film.
On December 12, 2014, the studio announced they had re-titled the film Kong Skull Island.
On September 10, 2015, it was announced that Universal would let Legendary Pictures move Kong: Skull Island to another studio, Warner Bros., so they could later make a King Kong and Godzilla crossover film, since Legendary still had the rights to two Godzilla sequels with Warner Bros.
Later, it was announced that the film’s script had references to Monarch, the secret government entity in Godzilla (2014).
The script saw a number of screenwriters attached before filming.
Seeking the continuity between the King Kong and Godzilla worlds, Max Borenstein (writer of 2014’s Godzilla) wrote the first draft, while John Gatins was hired to write the second draft.