Kong: Skull Island will be released here in our local cinemas this week. It’s a new take on the Kong Legend. American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein, from a story by John Gatins and Gilroy. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly.
We don’t have any info yet if is worth the watch, but we’ve gathered some information that you may need to know about the film. Here we go:
This is the second film about King Kong in which characters like Ann Darrow, Carl Denham, and Jack Driscoll do not appear. This is a whole new take on the origin story of King Kong.
The film’s cast includes one Oscar winner: Brie Larson, and two Oscar nominees: Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly. Notable characters also include Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, and everyone’s favorite Loki, Tom Hiddleston.
In line with the star-studded cast, four actors are tied with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel L. Jackson played as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston played Loke, John C. Reilly played as Officer Rhomann Dey and Brie Larson will soon play as the newest Avenger, Captain Marvel.
King Kong inspiration
Kong’s design is inspired by both the 1933 version of King Kong and the Japanese adaptation back in 1960. This allowed the creative team to use look similar to the classing Kong, while drawing upon the exaggerated “kaiju” aspects and powers displayed by the Japanese adaptation.
Biggest of all Kongs
“Kong: Skull Island” features one of the largest adaptations of King Kong on screen, the big monster stands nearly at 328 feet tall. Note that Peter Jackson’s Kong was only 82 feet tall and the Japanese adaptation stood approxiamately at 150 feet tall. That’s a big difference.