Not only do King Kong fans have a brand new attraction at Universal Orlando Resort to look forward to this year, but now we’ve also been treated to a first look at the “Kong: Skull Island” film due in theaters on March 10, 2017 courtesy of the MTV Movie Awards.
The movie is being produced by Legendary Pictures and is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”). It stars Brie Larson (“Room”), Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”), Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”), John Goodman (“Big Lebowski”), Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell (both appeared in “Straight Outta Compton”).
According to EW, the plot of the film “focuses on a group of people who head to an uncharted island in the hopes of finding adventure (Hiddleston stars as a former British Special Air Service officer; Larson plays a peace-first photojournalist). There, they encounter a little giant named King Kong.”
Of course, a “little giant” might be a massive understatement (did you see the size of those bones?) so expect plenty of epic action and destruction here. Screen Rant is also reporting that the film takes place in the 1970s, quite a bit of time after the Great Depression-era time period that the original 1933 film and the Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” remake from 2005 was set in.
They also gleamed some vital information from the above video regarding the upcoming movie, so beware of spoilers!
- Hiddleston is playing Captain James Conrad, a former British SAS officer who “understands nature and the ways of the jungle,” according to the actor himself, and leads an expedition to a mysterious island in the South Pacific – where he and his fellow explorers encounter “strange, new creatures, mythic beasts… and they have to get off the island alive.”
- Larson is playing a character named Weaver (last name, presumably), who is a “photojournalist, an activist [who] wants to work with these [Skull Island] creatures rather than fight against them.”
- Mitchell is playing a helicopter pilot who “has to build courage” over the course of the film.
So who’s excited for this new rumble in the jungle? Let us know in the comments below!