Dig into the mystery of Kong: Skull Island in new first-look BTS featurette

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Apr 11, 2016, 3:43 PM EDT

“Kong appears in this film as you’ve never seen him before.” A first look featurette for Kong: Skull Island was released during last night's MTV Movie Awards, giving us our very first official look at the movie.

The video features stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World), Brie Larson (Room), Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead) and Jason Miller (Straight Outta Compton) chatting about director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ upcoming movie, slowly peeling back the curtain on the mysterious new King Kong movie.

What we’ve learned from the new video below is that the movie will be set during the Vietnam War and feature Hiddles as Captain James Conrad, a former British SAS officer who understands nature and the ways of the jungle (think Bear Grylls), while Brie Larson plays a photojournalist and peace activist named Weaver. Jason Miller plays a helicopter pilot named Glenn Mill. See for yourselves.


Tom Hiddleston said in a recent interview:

“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”


“Jordan’s vision for it is really unique: completely different time period, different story, and Kong like you’ve never seen him before. There is no young movie actress, there is no film director. It’s a reimagining of it.”

Kong: Skull Island also stars Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly, the movie is set to open March 10, 2017.

(via Comic Book)