Kong: Skull Island: Samuel L. Jackson Goes Monster Hunting in New Scenes

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Three new clips from "Kong: Skull Island" depict Samuel L. Jackson in his element, kicking monster butt and taking names.

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The scenes provide a better look at not just the style of the film -- part "Apocalypse Now," part "Predator" and part "Jurassic Park" -- but also Kong himself. The giant monster looks menacing, powerful, and, unlike the previous "King Kong" films, it's pretty difficult to sympathize with him (at least so far). In short, you're rooting for Jackson's Lt. Col. Packard and his team to save their missing comrade, defeat Kong and make it off the island alive.

The year is 1973. Somewhere in our world, it is said that there exists a wondrous island unspoiled by man – a land shrouded in mystery, where myth runs wild. Uncharted and undiscovered.

When the secretive organization known as Monarch identify this destination as the origin point for mysterious new superspecies, they mount an expedition to discover its secrets.

What they find on Skull Island is an adventure beyond any human experience. An exotic paradise of wonders and terrors, where flora and fauna have fused together into an Eden of otherworldly jungle creatures.

As one group fights to escape and the other declares war on Kong, we discover that the mighty primate is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, locked into a ‘survival of the fittest’ face-off with the terrifying apex predators responsible for wiping out his kin.

Driven by vengeance, Kong will become nature’s fury, and fight to take his rightful place upon the throne of most powerful beast on the island, revealing the story of how Kong became King.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a script by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein, “Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. The film opens on March 24.

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