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Published On: Fri, Dec 30th, 2016

New ‘Kong Skull Island’ art teases the giant apes and lots of fire

Fans got a great look at Kong: Skull Island with the new trailer, check it out below, and now have a look at some concept art to see the size and scale of the titular ape. Check it out below.

The giant ape is scene amidst the blaze in the screenshot from the trailer, a notable likeness to the artwork debuted at Empire. One thing revealed is the massive size of Kong.

A more interesting comment by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who revealed the plot he pitched and the angle set up in the new film.

“The script I first read took place in 1917. But when I started talking to the Legendary [Entertainment] guys, I was thinking, ‘What weird King Kong movie would I want to see?’ So I pitched them the Vietnam War connection, literally thinking they were gonna laugh me out of the room. And to Legendary’s credit, they said, ‘Cool. Let’s figure it out.’ The aesthetics of that time mixed with King Kong makes for an incredible genre mash-up.”

There is a full synopsis below.

Kong: Skull Island has an all-star cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Tian Jing, Thomas Mann, John Ortiz and Shea Whigam.

The new film film arrives on March 10, 2017.

Synopsis:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).

In the film, 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.

“Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston (“The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World”), Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Oscar winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Trainwreck”), John Goodman (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Argo”) and John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Step Brothers”).  The international ensemble cast also includes Tian Jing (“Police Story: Lockdown”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton”), Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), John Ortiz (“Steve Jobs”), Thomas Mann (“Beautiful Creatures”), Shea Whigham (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Toby Kebbell (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and Eugene Cordero (“The Kings of Summer”).

 

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