Warner Bros has just released the first trailer for the new King Kong movie, ‘Kong: Skull Island’, at the Comic-Con. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directs this adventure to Kong Island, telling the origin story of King Kong, where they encounter the giant ape and try to take him out with machine guns. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson star along with a huge cast including Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Wigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero. Here’s the plot from wikipedia:
In the 1970s, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
The detail of roles of the important cast members are below:
Tom Hiddleston as Captain James Conrad, the leader of the explorers and former British SAS officer.
Brie Larson as Weaver, a war photojournalist.
Samuel L. Jackson as Packard, a Warrant Officer hired to chopper a group of explorers on an expedition.
John Goodman as Randa, a government official in charge of the expedition.
Jason Mitchell as Glenn Mill, a helicopter pilot and peace activist.
Toby Kebbell as Chapman, right hand man to Packard
To fully immerse audiences in the mysterious Skull Island, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and his cast and filmmaking team filmed across three continents over six months, capturing its primordial landscapes on Oahu, on Australia’s Gold Coast, and finally in Vietnam, where filming took place across multiple locations, some of which have never before been seen on film.
Vogt-Roberts in an interview to EW told “From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them. The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’”
The trailer looks fantastic. We’ll have to wait till March 2017 to know if the film truly meets our expectations.
Watch the trailer here:
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