‘Jurassic World’ Scribe to Do Polish on ‘Skull Island’

After helping to reboot “The Jurassic Park” franchise for Legendary and Universal, scribe Derek Connolly is now helping touch up another classic.

The “Jurassic World” co-writer has come on to do a polish on Legendary’s “Kong: Skull Island” script. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson star in the film, which is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. “Straight Outta Compton” star Corey Hawkins also recently joined the cast.

Story is a new telling of the “King Kong” story and sees a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious island that is also the home of Kong. Samuel L. Jackson is circling another role in the tentpole.

Connolly joins a list of scribes tied to “King Kong.” Max Borenstein, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy previously worked on the script.

“King Kong” is set to bow on Mar. 10, 2017 with production set to start in the first quarter of 2016.

Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent.

Connolly is currently writing the script to “Jurassic World 2” with Colin Treverrow and also helped with Paramount’s “Monster Trucks.”

He is repped by Verve and Ginsburg Daniels. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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