Kong: Skull Island (2017): Kong: Skull Island has been in the news as many fans of the original King Kong movie are looking forward to the upcoming American monster film, which without a doubt, will sport a huge graphical improvement considering how technology has advanced since the first movie. Kong: Skull Island is slated to be a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary’s Godzilla–Kong film series.
Kong: Skull Island Plot
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is taking the creature out of his usual time frame and putting him somewhere unique. Instead of the turn of the 1900s, the film is set to take place in the Vietnam war era. Speaking in an interview with Empire, the director explains what made him choose such a different setup for the 2017 monster film.
“The script I first read took place in 1917. But when I started talking to the Legendary [Entertainment] guys, I was thinking, ‘What weird King Kong movie would I want to see?’ So I pitched them the Vietnam War connection, literally thinking they were gonna laugh me out of the room. And to Legendary’s credit, they said, ‘Cool. Let’s figure it out.’ The aesthetics of that time mixed with King Kong makes for an incredible genre mash-up.”
-Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Director
The official Synopsis for Kong: Skull Island reads
In the 1970s, a team of explorers and soldiers are brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, as well as the mythic Kong, the “king” of the island.
Kong: Skull Island Cast
- Tom Hiddleston as Captain James Conrad, the leader of the explorers and former British SAS officer.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Packard, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army hired to chopper a group of explorers on an expedition.
- John Goodman as Bill Randa, a government official in charge of the expedition.
- Brie Larson as Weaver, a war photojournalist and peace activist.
- Jing Tian as San
- Toby Kebbell as Chapman, a Major in the US Army and right-hand man to Packard
- Marc Evan Jackson as Woodward
- Thomas Mann as Blake Simpson
The film is also slated to feature the likes of John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Tom Wilkinson, Will Brittain and Eugene Cordero. In May 2016, Toby Kebbell revealed that Terry Notary would portray Kong through motion capture and that Kebbell provided some guidance for Kong’s motion capture sequences.
Kong: Skull Island Release Date
Kong: Skull Island is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 10, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. The movie was initially pegged to be released earlier on November 4, 2016, but due to uncited reasons, Kong Skull Island’s release date was postponed to 2017 and now it has finally be confirmed that the movie will hit the big screens in March for sure. Post its release in the United States, it is expected that the movie will be rolled out to theatres in other countries as well.