Taking place in the 1970's, Kong: Skull Island will take a team of explorers to a remote island where they come face-to-face with an unimaginable creature - the mighty King Kong. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the angle of the plot, the size of the new King Kong and what we can expect to see when they finally drop a trailer!
The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’” Pretty big, we’re guessing? “You will see when we drop a trailer,” Vogt-Roberts teases.
Vogt-Roberts was very adamant about how different Kong: Skull Island will be compared to previous incarnations. He reiterates that next year's film has zero link to any previous King Kong film and that each of them stand alone as their own entity. Kong: Skull Island will focus more on the mythos and origin of Kong, rather than the creature's wonderment.
Keep in mind also, that Legendary and Universal have planned Kong: Skull Island to act as a semi-sequel to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla (2014) as well as a semi-prequel to 2019's Godzilla 2 that will eventually culminate in 2020 with a showdown between the two Titans in Godzilla vs. Kong.
For extensive coverage of the Kong: Skull Island panel at Hall H during Comic-Con this month, be sure to keep it locked to Scified!
Kong: Skull Island March 10th, 2017
More about Kong: Skull Island (movie)
Kong: Skull Island is a new King Kong film set in the new Legendary / Warner Brothers / Universal Pictures Kaiju cinematic universe. Acting as a blood relative and somewhat of a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Skull Island will introduce King Kong like never before.
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island's release date is March 10th, 2017.
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