Kong is coming. Just yesterday, Warner Bros. premiered a spooky motion poster for Kong: Skull Island in celebration of San Diego Comic-Con and in a bid to keep that momentum burning bright, a full one-sheet has emerged from the mist that offers but a sneak peek at the king of the apes.
Primed to introduce the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on screen, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been drumming up excitement for his 2017 creature feature, revealing that Skull Island will be unleashed onto a timeline of its own – one that will culminate with Godzilla Vs. King Kong in 2020 – that allows the team to break away from the classic story of beauty and beast.
“We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story. The original is a classic, the ’70s version is great for what it is, and Peter [Jackson]’s version is a great retelling of the 1933 film. 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.’”
In rebooting the dormant property, Warner has Tom Hiddleston and Room breakout Brie Larson as the primary leads, who will be flanked by a cast that comprises Samuel L. Jackson – hopping from the jungle of Tarzan to the jungle of Kong – John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.
Kong: Skull Island is slated for release on March 10, 2017. Check back to We Got This Covered tomorrow, July 23, when we expect Warner Bros. to roll out the monstrous first trailer.