Cameras Roll on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s GODZILLA VS. KONG
Director Adam Wingard takes the helm to bring the long-awaited face-off between these two iconic titans to the big screen.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures press release
Following the global success of 2014’s GODZILLA and 2017’s KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and in the lead-up to the 2019 release of the highly anticipated GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic Monsterverse: GODZILLA VS. KONG. Beginning production today, the epic action adventure will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another — the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong — with humanity caught in the balance.
GODZILLA VS. KONG is being directed by Adam Wingard (THE GUEST, THE NEXT). The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (BIG LITTLE LIES, THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL), Millie Bobby Brown (STRANGER THINGS, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS), Rebecca Hall (CHRISTINE, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN), Brian Tyree Henry (ATLANTA, WINDOWS), Shun Oguri (GINTAMA), Eiza González (BABY DRIVER), Jessica Henwick (IRON FIST), Julian Dennison (DEADPOOL 2), with Kyle Chandler (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS) and Demián Bichir (THE NUN, THE HATEFUL EIGHT).
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
Wingard directs from a script written by Terry Rossio (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers, with Kenji Okuhira, Yoshimitsu Banno (GODZILLA VS HEDORAH), Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy and Tamara Kent are co-producers.
Behind the scenes, Wingard’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Seresin (WORLD WAR Z, UNSTOPPABLE), production designers Owen Patterson (GODZILLA, THE MATRIX Trilogy and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR) and Tom Hammock (THE GUEST, BLINDSPOTTING), editor Josh Schaeffer (MOLLY’S GAME, KONG: SKULL ISLAND), costume designer Ann Foley (ALTERED CARBON), and VFX supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin (BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, WATCHMEN).
Filming is taking place in Hawaii and Australia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, GODZILLA VS. KONG is currently scheduled for release on May 22, 2020. The film will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.
About Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force in the industry.
Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, employing a business paradigm that mitigates risk while maximizing productivity and capital. Warner Bros. Pictures either fully finances or co-finances the films it produces and maintains worldwide distribution rights. It further monetizes its distribution and marketing operations by distributing films that are totally financed and produced by others. Current multi-faceted co-financing joint ventures include those with Village Roadshow Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures also has a distribution, co-financing deal with Alcon Entertainment.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit legendary.com.
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.