Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will keep making a monster movies as the filmmaker has reportedly made a deal with New Regency to direct an original film set in his hometown of Detriot, Michigan with star Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther) set to star and produce the untitled film according to TheHollywoodReporter.
They’re now seeking a screenwriter to pen the film.
Michael B. Jordan and Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts are teaming up for a creature feature for New Regency. Jordan will produce the untitled project with Alan Mayo via the duo’s banner, Outlier Society, as will Vogt-Roberts, who will also direct.
Plot details are being kept in the dark but the project, based on an original idea from Vogt-Roberts, will be set in the filmmaker’s hometown of Detroit.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts had been recently attached to direct a live-action feature film based on the Metal Gear Solid video game franchise for Sony Pictures. During press for Triple Frontier, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars) said he’d be down to play the role of Snake and Jordan took to social media to approve the idea. As it stands, Metal Gear Solid doesn’t seem to begin shooting anytime soon.
Michael B. Jordan is expected to star next in Paramount’s Without Remorse, as John Clark, a character from the Jack Ryan universe.
Without a script or even a screenwriter, it’s difficult to make an assumption when filming could begin or when it might be released.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER