Warner Bros. Pictures took to Entertainment Weekly & gave moviegoers their first look at Kong from 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. Although this is just a still of Kong, he looks realistic & looks as though he’ll be more agile. Check out the first image of Kong below.
Kong: Skull Island was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts & written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy & Derek Connolly. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, & John C. Reilly. The film hits theaters on March 10, 2017.
In the 1970s, a 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 are crossing into the domain of the mythical giant gorilla known as Kong
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts had this to say:
“That sequence comes from a point in the movie where you’re not quite sure who Kong is, what his purpose is, how people should be perceiving him. Through the folly of man, where our initial instinct is to attack anything that is not a known quantity, both sides jump the gun, Kong and the humans, and it kicks off a relatively messy engagement. At first, of course you’re going to perceive something like that as a terrible threat and monster — the physicality of him alone.”
Roberts also touched on Gareth Edwards’ approach to Godzilla:
“Well, the reveal you can wait for in the film itself, but you’ll see, I shot this on anamorphic lenses, which a lot of people said, ‘You’re crazy, you’re taking away more space to show how big he is!’…It seemed like a bigger challenge to communicate scale in that way. We’re also fundamentally not playing the same game that Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla did and most monster movies do, which I’m sort of sick of the notion that a monster movie needs to wait an hour or 40 minutes until the creature shows up. Kong traditionally does not show up in these movies until very, very late, and the monster traditionally does not show up until very, very late in a monster movie, so a lot of these movies tend to have this structure that’s a bit of a slow burn. Something about this movie made me want to reject that and play a very, very different game.”
Release Date: March 10, 2017