Following a revival of Godzilla back in 2014, another one of most menacing monsters of the movies is returning to theaters. Kong: Skull Island brings back the King of the Apes known as King Kong. And while we know that this new take on Kong will have ties to the same world that the new Godzilla exists in, eventually leading to a head-to-head battle between the two monsters in 2020, first we must have a proper introduction to the giant ape.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is directing this new approach to King Kong, with influences from the original 1933 film inspiring the monster’s design. This is the biggest version of the ape that cinema has ever seen, and while Kong: Skull Island doesn’t take place in a modern day setting, it still takes place in the 1970s, which means Kong will be facing much more modern technology than he faced in either the 1933 classic or 2005 remake from Peter Jackson.
As we see in the trailer, this time he’s encountering more advanced weaponry, military helicopters (which don’t stand a chance, obviously) and more. This isn’t the first time Kong has had to deal with humanity threatening his life in this manner since flamethrowers and helicopters attacked him in the 1976 remake starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange, but the less we talk about that movie the better, because it was awful.
Beyond that, Kong also has to face some pretty gnarly looking monsters, which will likely prove to be a problem for cast members Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Tian Jing, Thomas Mann, John Ortiz, Shea Whigam and more.
Kong: Skull Island looks like it will pack quite the punch in action and adventure when it arrives next spring, but it does have a lot to live up to as far as the legacy of King Kong is concerned. Here’s hoping Jordan Vogt-Roberts delivers. The film arrives on March 10, 2017.
Given what we have heard from Legendary Pictures, as well as what we see in this trailer, what sort of remake do you think this movie will deliver? It has already been stated that Kong will be in the upcoming movie in the Godzilla franchise, so will this movie follow suit from the previous three King Kong movies and have him die at the end, or do you think that Kong will live to battle another day?
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