Hardcore: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Filmmaker Adam Wingard to Direct for Universal

The film is based on the comic from ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman.


Wingard, hot off of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong, has signed on to direct Universal’s Hardcore, a film based on the comic from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri.

Kirkman wrote an outline for the story, and Wingard will co-write the screenplay alongside rising scribe Will Simmon, who penned reboots of Sleepy Hollow and Internal Affairs for Paramount.


Hardcore, from Skybound and Image Comics, is a sci-fi thriller following a soldier’s journey as he saves the world without getting his hands dirty.

Wingard, who broke out with 2011’s You’re Next and went on to helm The Guest, Netflix’s Death Note and 2016’s Blair Witch, has a busy slate.

He is also attached to Paramount’s Face/Off sequel and an animated Thundercats for Warner, while Legendary is eying him to continue its MonsterVerse to follow up the success of Godzilla vs. Kong, which has earned $432.3 million globally.