Skull Island finally gets a release date on Netflix after being pushed back quite a bit. The co-production of Legendary Entertainment, Powerhouse Animation Studios, and Tractor Plants, was first announced in early 2021. Skull Island is part of the King Kong franchise owned by Legendary Entertainment. We had a movie from the same franchise with a slightly different name in 2017. Remember, Kong: Skull Island – Rise of the King, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleton, and Brie Larson? The anime is set in the same pacific island with prehistoric monsters along with King Kong.
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Legendary’s Skull Island debuts on June 22nd, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/YMLghgBYHw
The plot of the anime series “follows shipwrecked characters desperate to survive the most dangerous place on Earth, the island that is home to colossal monsters, including the iconic “megaprimatus” Kong”. Brian Duffield is helming the writing team. The executive producers are Brad Graeber, Brian Duffield, and Jacob Robinson. You may remember Brian Duffield for his work in Love and Monsters.
The first look shared by Netflix has piqued a lot of interest among anime fans. Something that the story of Skull Island always deserved an anime expression. Fans are excited to finally get that.
Legendary Entertainment is working on another highly anticipated anime adaptation for Netflix. They are turning the video game series Tomb Raider into an anime series which is deep in production right now. Tomb Raider too has very successful movie adaptations starring Angelina Jolie.
Here’s the cast members for the upcoming series
- Mae Whitman (The Duff, Good Girls) as Annie
- Darren Barnett (Never Have I Ever) as Mike
- Benjamin Bratt (Poker Face) as Cap
- Betty Gilpin (Glow) as Irene
- Nicolas Cantu (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem) as Charlie the main protagonist of the series
- Phill LeMarr (Samurai Jack) as Sam
- Fryda Wolff (Trolls, The Owl House) as Island Girl