Kong: Skull Island - In theaters March 10, 2017


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[CONTAINER][MOVIE1]Title: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Genre: [GENRE]Fantasy[/GENRE], [GENRE]Action[/GENRE], [GENRE]Adventure[/GENRE]

Director: [DIRECTOR]Jordan Vogt-Roberts[/DIRECTOR]

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, John C. Reilly

Plot: An action/adventure story centered on King Kong's origins.[/MOVIE1][POSTER1]

Legendary just announced at SDCC that they're releasing a prequel to KING KONG called SKULL ISLAND! :)

Legendary surprised the Comic-Con crowd today in Hall H with a new take on the classic monster realm known as Skull Island. The announcement came in the form of a short trailer depicting a harsh, stormy, green land that culminated in the reveal of King Kong howling into the night. The king is back!

Skull Island is of course King Kong’s home, a realm of mystery and monsters. So while Kong is clearly going to be a big part of this film, the approach looks to also be an exploration of the island.

Does it exist in the same universe as Godzilla? It better!

This was the rare true Comic-Con surprise. We don't even know who's writing or directing the film yet, but we do know it has a release date: November 4, 2016.
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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Recruits John Goodman. More Plot Details Revealed!
There’s a lot we still don’t know about Kong: Skull Island, but the one thing that’s becoming increasingly obvious is that it’ll have a really,really great cast. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ latest get is John Goodman, who joins Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, Toby Kebbell, and Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. (Told you it was a fantastic lineup.)

Get details on the John Goodman Kong Skull Island casting, as well as new info about the plot, after the jump.

According to Deadline, who broke news of the John Goodman Kong Skull Island casting, Goodman will play a government official named Randa who leads an expedition. Set in the 1970s, Kong: Skull Island centers on a man (Hiddleston) who brings a rescue team to a mysterious, creature-laden island in search of his brother, who got stranded there while trying to retrieve a mythical cure-all serum.

Kong: Skull Island is envisioned as the first in a three-film series that will bring together King Kong and Godzilla. (Alternately, you can also think of it as a four-film series that started with 2014’s Godzilla.) The plan is to follow it with Godzilla 2 and then a Godzilla / King Kong crossover that has the titans butting heads or teaming up. Or maybe both, like in a buddy cop comedy.

Vogt-Roberts is directing Kong: Skull Island from a script by John Gatins (Real Steel) and Max Borenstein (Godzilla).John Jashni, Thomas Tull, and Mary Parent will produce. Shooting begins this fall. Universal had the film set for release on March 10, 2017, but it’s unclear if that date has changed now that it’s set up at Warner Bros.
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How Skull Island Plans To Change The King Kong Myth, According To Tom Hiddleston

One of the most intriguing films currently in development is Kong: Skull Island. Production on the new King Kong tale is due to begin this month, and there’s hope that it could eventually lead to the giant ape and Godzilla going toe to toe in a hybrid film. But, of course, they first have to get Skull Island right, and its star Tom Hiddleston has now revealed that the film is going to take the King Kong myth down a brand new path to do just that.

Speaking to Variety at the premiere for Guillermo del Toro’s latest horror epic Crimson Peak, Tom Hiddleston decided to provide an exciting update on Skull Island. But rather than explaining what the film is going to do that’s different, he instead revealed what it won’t possess. Hiddleston explained:
"It’s not set in the ‘30s. There’s no movie director with a map. There’s no out-of-work actress down on her luck. All of that stuff is respected, we’re just trying to do something new with the myth because Kong is an icon of movies. I think he’s someone people want to see again."

It’s previously been reported that Kong: Skull Island would be set in Detroit in the 1970s, but Hiddleston wouldn’t be drawn on whether that was actually the case. Instead, he just confirmed that he was flying out to begin work on the film on Sunday.
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Ahh I just see that Keaton won't be in this. I think I do remember that info.
I remember Simmons dropping out which is a shame and Keaton too. Oh well