Warner Bros. has debuted the very first trailer for Kong: Skull Island today at Comic-Con. The upcoming reboot of the franchise is particularly exciting as it’s set to become part of a shared universe for the studio’s other monster films, like Godzilla. That won’t happen until much further down the road, but for this particular outing, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts looks to have one hell of an adventure in store for us.
Set in the 1970s, the film will find a group of explorers on an uncharted island where the titular beast resides, and what starts off as a “mission of discovery” ends up resulting in an “explosive war between monster and man.”
As the first footage in the trailer above proves, it definitely looks like Skull Island may venture into a bit of horror as well, with some eerie and chilling, Apocalypse Now-like vibes permeating throughout. And while we don’t get a full look at Kong himself, with the trailer adopting a less is more approach, what we do see is pretty terrifying.
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.