“Kung: Skull Island” and “The Kings of Summer” filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts and actor/producer Michael B. Jordan are teaming up for a Detroit-set original monster movie at New Regency and Jordan’s Outlier Society label.
A search for a writer is underway with plot details being kept secret, but Vogt-Roberts will direct and Jordan will produce – it’s not clear if Jordan will also star at this point. Filming will take place in Detroit and around Michigan even though state film incentives ended there four years ago.
Vogt-Roberts’ ‘Kong’ was the second of four MonsterVerse films with this Summer’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” from filmmaker Michael Dougherty and next year’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” from Adam Wingard being the next two.
Seeing what those two are doing has inspired Vogt-Roberts with this project, the helmer telling Slashfilm: “I got jealous and inspired by the incredible things Dougherty and Wingard are doing right now, so I’m creating my own sandbox to play in.”
He remains attached to the “Metal Gear Solid” video game adaptation at Sony Pictures.
Source: Heat Vision