Date: 17th September 2014

Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong movie Skull Island.

Tom Hiddleston will have a starring role in King Kong movie Skull Island.

According to The Wrap, the Loki actor will appear in Legendary's recently announced film.

It will reportedly be helmed by Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein.

King Kong prequel Skull Island was announced during this year's Comic-Con event in San Diego.

The film is pencilled in for a November 15, 2016 release date.

The first King Kong movie was released in 1933 and brought its monster to life using stop-motion animation. A high-profile remake, starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange, was released in 1976, with a Linda Hamilton-led sequel following in 1986.

The most recent incarnation was Peter Jackson's 2005 remake, featuringAndy Serkis as Kong in a CG performance capture turn.

Source: Press Release