Both Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons have dropped out of Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island” at Legendary Pictures due to scheduling conflicts.
Tom Hiddleston remains on board the film which pushed back its start of production from earlier this Fall to sometime just before the end of the year, the new date not matching with both acclaimed actor’s other commitments.
Legendary is seeking to replace both actors fast and says there are no plans for any further delays to the start of shooting. The story follows a team of explorers who venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island that is the home of the legendary King Kong.
John Gatins and Max Borenstein penned the script while Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Mary Parent will produce with a March 10th 2017 release date being targeted.