LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Tom Hiddleston has been cast in Skull Island.
The film is an origin tale set on King Kong's mysterious home island. Previous movies, such as Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005), have depicted the isle as a primordial place filled with the descendants of prehistoric creatures.
"Previous works have touched upon the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary [Pictures] the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions," the company said in a statement.
Max Borenstein (Godzilla) will pen the script, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will direct. Skull Island is scheduled for release November 4, 2016.
Hiddleston is known for portraying Loki in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and has also appeared in Midnight in Paris and Only Lovers Left Alive. The actor will star in High-Rise, Crimson Peak and I Saw the Light in 2015.