Kong: Skull Island hits theaters in March next year, but last night we got a rather extensive behind-the-scenes look at the film. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson star in the film and they spearhead this glimpse on set.
The most interesting thing about Kong: Skull Island is the time period. This story takes place during the Vietnam War, roughly thirty plus years after Peter Jackson’s King Kong (or the original, for that matter). It should be interesting to see the continuity between that film and this one. Also, while Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons dropped out of the project, it appears they’ve recovered nicely from those two leaving the fray with the addition of Hiddleston, Larson, Sam Jackson, and John Goodman.
The special debuted last night on the MTV Movie Awards, but for those of us out there wise enough to skip that scourge on society, here’s the promo video in its entirety:
There isn’t much of a synopsis, except the claim this movie is going to explore King Kong’s origins. Which doesn’t really gel with he time period, but whatever. Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who previously directed the fantastic small indie flick The Kings of Summer.