The Kong: Skull Island trailer was released today. It gives us a new look at the origins of the mythic Kong for what is hoped will be a compelling and original adventure film.

In the movie we see diverse team of explorers brought together. They are to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific. The place is as beautiful as it is treacherous. What they the team don’t realise is they are actually crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong!

Industrial Light & Magic are bringing the legendary Kong to life at a whole new scale. Leading them in the process is two-time Oscar winner Stephen Rosenbaum (Avatar, Forrest Gump). Stephen is serving as visual effects supervisor.

For the mysterious Skull Island itself there was filming at locations across three continents over six months. The crew captured its primordial landscapes on Oahu, Hawaii in October 2015. Next was Australia’s Gold Coast and finally the crew was in Vietnam. Filming in Vietnam took place at various locations, some of which have never before been seen on film.

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

Kong: Skull Island stars

  • Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World)
  • Samuel L Jackson (The Hateful Eight, Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  • Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room, Trainwreck)
  • John Goodman (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Argo)
  • John C Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy, Step Brothers)

The international cast also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is directing from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly.

Kong: Skull Island is produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni with Mary Parent. The executive producers are Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are behind the production. They are releasing the film worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX from March 10th, 2017.

Kong: Skull Island - Poster
Kong: Skull Island – Poster ©2016 Warner Bros / Legendary Pictures

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online