The second official trailer for ‘Kong: Skull Island’, in theaters March 10, arrives tomorrow, but to whet your appetite, Warner Brothers has released three teasers, one of which offers the first glimpse of the legendary King Kong in motion.
Check them out below:
— Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) November 12, 2016
— Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) November 13, 2016
— Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) November 14, 2016
The first ‘King Kong’ movie was released waaaaaaaaaay back in 1933, but as crude as film making was back then, it still stands up surprisingly well. The giant gorilla was so popular that he has appeared in several movies since, including the still-classic 1976 remake, starring a young Jessica Lange and the Peter Jackson-directed 2005 version, which was set during the time period of the first movie.
Like the 2005 film, ‘Kong: Skull Island’ is a period piece, but in perhaps a meta “wink wink, nudge nudge” move, instead of going all the way back to the 1930s, the new movie takes place in the 70s, around the time of the Lange-starring ‘Kong’. It follows a group of explorers who are dispatched to investigate a mysterious island in the South Pacific that was previously undiscovered.
‘Kong: Skull Island’ is directed by fledgling auteur Jordan Vogt-Roberts, creator of the film festival favorite ‘The Kings of Summer’. ‘Kong’ features an all-star cast headed up by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly.
Warner Brothers has a lot of faith in this revival, as they already have a follow-up scheduled for 2020, ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’, which also serves as a sequel of sorts to 2014’s ‘Godzilla’ directed by Gareth Edwards with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.
(Okay, so we have between these two movies, we have Loki, Captain Marvel, Nick Fury, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, in movies made by Warner Brothers, the chief rival of Marvel Studios. Interesting…)
What do you think of the teaser clips? Do they make you more (or less) eager to see the new full-length trailer?
Check back tomorrow, as we will post the new clip as soon as it’s released!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter