All Hail the King!
A second international trailer for Kong: Skull Island has been unleashed, boasting a very enthusiastic Japanese voiceover (those always crack me up) and some fiery new footage putting the spotlight on the island's dangerous GIANT creatures, including the terrifying Skullcrawlers and those creepy-@$s spiders. Did I ever mention I hate spiders?
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) from a screenplay by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), Kong: Skull Island puts a new spin on the King's origin story, which is now set during the Vietnam War. The movie stars Tom Hiddleston as Captain James Conrad, a former British SAS officer, and Brie Larson as a photojournalist and peace activist named Weaver. Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins and Shea Whigham round out the impressive cast.
Keen eyes will have spotted Godzilla's name in the trailer, a nod to the fact that Kong: Skull Island is actually the second entry in the Legendary Pictures shared monster universe, which was kicked off in 2014 with director Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. Skull Island will be followed Godzilla 2 (2019) before the two iconic monsters come to blows in Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see that!
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. 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 will roar into movie theaters on March 10.