Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Writer: Dan Gilroy (screenplay), Max Borenstein (screenplay), John Gatins (story), Dan Gilroy (story), Merian C. Cooper (original story), Edgar Wallace (original story)
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Corey Hawkins, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson
Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 10 Mar 2017
Summary: It’s 1971, a team of explorers with a company of soldiers are following myth and legend in the Pacific amidst rumors of an island where creatures both prehistoric and monstrous are supposed to live. Soon they come across Skull Island, the very island of lore and legend. The creatures they soon come across make the soldiers and explorers running for their very lives. Soon Kong shows up to let all know that he is the King of Skull Island and top of the food chain. Will they survive to tell their story? Will beauty win the heart of the beast?
A trip back to the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes, the new film will reportedly follow a team of explorers (led by a character played by Tom Hiddleston), who venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island to find the leaders brother and a mythical serum, confronting extraordinary creatures along the way. From the look of the below King Kong set photos, the production appears to be on the right track as far as monsters go.
Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell are also set to star in Kong: Skull Island. A few of them can be seen posing together in a third photo from the tour company. Per Samuel L. Jacksons Instagram, hes learning to pilot the helicopter pictured. Will we be seeing the same helicopters on the King Kong set? They certainly seem to match the rumored 70s setting.
Kong: Skull Island is scripted by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Legendarys John Jashni and Thomas Tull are producing alongside Mary Parent. Legendary has promised that the story will honor the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but will place Skull Island in an entirely new, distinct timeline.
It was announced earlier this month that the Kong: Skull Island script contains connections to the monster-hunting organization Monarch from 2014s Godzilla, setting up a battle/team-up movie between The King of the Apes and The King of the Monsters. Before Kong and Godzilla come to blows, a Godzilla sequel will be released, featuring a script by Max Borenstein and the return of Gareth Edwards as director. It has been hinted that we will see some other famous Kaiju, such as Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah, although none have been fully confirmed at this time. Its set for release on June 8, 2018 while Kong: Skull Island will hit March 10, 2017.