Warner Bros’ Monster Universe is really starting to shape up. With the almighty monster-off destined to erupt in three years time with Godzilla Vs Kong in May 2020 a deal has been struck that will see the Blair Witch (2016) and You’re Next director Adam Wingard take up the coveted helm.

Wingard is no stranger to the monster, well in the form of horror monsters that is, rebooting 2016’s Blair Witch, 2012’s V/H/S and most recently wrapping on Netflix‘s adaptation of the horror Manga Death Note. It’s no secret Wingard has become a very sought-after talent with many fighting for his services, it was even rumoured he would be taking the helm of the Tom Hardy led Venom, instead, Ruben Fleischer has now stepped into that role.

Godzilla Vs Kong

Before the handbags at dawn battle between ape and lizard creature though comes Godzilla: King of the Monsters is due to reintroduce us to the creature that has been plaguing the screens for many years. A number of weeks ago we reported that casting for this outing was in full swing with Charles Dance and Sally Hawkins signing up for the roles of Michael Dougherty and Dr Vivienne Graham, Hawkins reprising her role from the 2014 version Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for a May 22nd, 2019 release.

In March, Legendary set a writers room to work on the script for Godzilla vs. Kong, with Terry Rossio, the veteran scribe best known for co-writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as its head. Other writers scribbling included the team of Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (Star Trek Beyond), Lindsey Beer, Cat Vasko, Maze Runner movies writer T.S. Nowlin, Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.

As is the norm these days, any plot details are being kept under wraps.