With six weeks until King Kong is once again unleashed in theaters, Legendary Pictures has debuted a full synopsis for its origin film "Kong: Skull Island."
The description fills in some of the details of what was previously known about the film, which follows an expedition to an uncharted island filled with exotic wonders and unexpected dangers:
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.
Kong is, of course, at the center of the story, but much of the conflict will undoubtedly be between the very human members of the expedition. Still, it wouldn't be King Kong movie without the enormous ape fending off other threats. This time, those arrive in the form of the Skull Island creatures that John C. Reilly lovingly named “skull crawlers.”
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.