Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have begun the countdown to Wednesday's premiere of the new "Kong: Skull Island" trailer with a snippet of footage showing the monster in action.
Set in the 1970s, the film centers on a team of explorers brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) recently offered insight into his depiction of the iconic movie monster, saying, "We sort of went back to the 1933 version in the sense that he’s a bipedal creature that walks in an upright position, as opposed to the anthropomorphic, anatomically correct silverback gorilla that walks on all fours. Our Kong was intended to say, like, this isn’t just a big gorilla or a big monkey. This is something that is its own species. It has its own set of rules, so we can do what we want and we really wanted to pay homage to what came before…and yet do something completely different.”
Opening March 10, 2017, “Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John Goodman and John C. Reilly.