With ‘Kong: Skull Island’ pulling double duty as both the latest reimagining of the classic 1933 monster movie ‘King Kong’ and as the second film in Warner’s so-called “MonsterVerse,” it’s safe to say there’s a lot riding on the film. This is especially the case as the MonsterVerse ( a cinematic shared universe which also includes 2014’s ‘Godzilla’) is currently building toward a crossover that pits Godzilla and Kong against each other.
We are now mere weeks away from the release of ‘Kong: Skull Island’. And that means it’s time for the hype train to make its final push. As part of that push, the studio has released not one, but a set of three clips from the film. The clips, which run an average about a minute each, focus primarily on the mysteries and eerie atmosphere of Skull Island, though they do of course also showcase Kong himself.
All three clips are available to watch here:
From the film’s official synopsis:
The year is 1973. Somewhere in our world, it is said that there exists a wondrous island unspoiled by man – a land shrouded in mystery, where myth runs wild. Uncharted and undiscovered. When the secretive organization known as Monarch identify this destination as the origin point for mysterious new superspecies, they mount an expedition to discover its secrets. What they find on Skull Island is an adventure beyond any human experience. An exotic paradise of wonders and terrors, where flora and fauna have fused together into an Eden of otherworldly jungle creatures.
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Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, ‘Kong: Skull Island’ stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jin Tian, Toby Kebbel, Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly. The film is due to arrive in theaters on March 10, 2017.