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Kong: Skull Island


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The story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island.

CATEGORY
CreaturesFantasy

RELEASE DATE
March 10, 2017
July 18, 2017 (DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Now On DVD
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Legendary Pictures
Universal Pictures
MPAA RATING
PG-13 "intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language."
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Jordan Vogt-Roberts
WRITTEN BY
Derek Connolly (minor rewrites)
John Gatins
Dan Gilroy (early draft)
Max Borenstein (early draft)
STARRING
Tom Hiddleston
Brie Larson
Corey Hawkins
Samuel L. Jackson
John C. Reilly
Tom Wilkinson
Toby Kebbell
Jason Mitchell
John Goodman
John Ortiz
Shea Whigham
Eugene Cordero
Will Brittain

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Actor Tom Hiddleston had a recent interview where he revealed further story details, saying: "I don’t want to spoil too much… But it’s a whole new re-conception of the mythology. It essentially follows a group of disparate travelers and explorers and soldiers who travel to an undiscovered island in the South Pacific. And it’s set in a time period where you could conceive that there are still undiscovered places on the earth. What they find on the island is surprising, and then every character has a very different response to it. It’s going to be spectacular and epic, but also the human drama is kind of interesting as well." (4/5/16)
  • Filmed in Hawaii, followed by locations in Iceland and Vietnam.
  • John Goodman plays "Randa, a government official who leads an expedition."
  • Word is that Universal has moved the property over to Warner Bros. in hopes of doing a King Kong vs. Godzilla mashup after this and the Godzilla sequel are released. (9/10/15)
  • Actor Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) is said to be playing a pilot.
  • Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World) has been brought on board for last minute rewrites.
  • Samuel L. Jackson is in early talks to join the project, replacing the character that was originally going to star J.K. Simmons.
  • J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton left the project due to "scheduling conflicts".
  • Originally had a November 4th 2016 release.
  • Written by John Gatins (Real Steel, Flight) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla remake)
  • Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts also helmed The Kings of Summer.
  • Previously titled Skull Island.
  • It's said that the film's story "honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline."
  • Described as "a bold new take on the mythos of another iconic beast."
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