Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
Kong: Skull Island arrives in one month, and we’ll get to see what Legendary Pictures has done with one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time. Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is behind the camera, making a jump from indie to blockbuster in the same way that Colin Trevorrow did from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World. Can he deliver an action adventure worthy of the name King Kong? Some new TV spots give us more of what’s waiting for us next month.
Watch a couple new Kong Skull Island extended TV spots, and see a new poster, after the jump.
The first TV spot basically played like a shortened version of the most recent theatrical trailer that we saw, showing off the various monsters on the island, teasing the conflict between Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, and revealing the real motivation behind this expedition to Skull Island, a place where science meets myth.
The second spot is where we get some new footage and also more details on just what will unfold in this movie. John Goodman talks about how the nuclear bomb drops of 1954 were done in an effort to kill something. That something is Godzilla, as we learned in the 2014 movie from Legendary Pictures, and there’s even classified Monarch documentary footage to illustrate that.
My bet is that those nuclear bombs are responsible for what lurks on Skull Island, the result being an ecosystem of wild creatures, and King Kong seems to mostly keep them all in line (there’s even a shot of him fighting one of the monsters in the second spot). But when humans arrive, Kong may face his most deadly threat yet.
Kong: Skull Island arrives on March 10.
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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As one group fights to escape and the other declares war on Kong, we discover that the mighty primate is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, locked into a ‘survival of the fittest’ face-off with the terrifying apex predators responsible for wiping out his kin. Driven by vengeance, Kong will become nature’s fury, and fight to take his rightful place upon the throne of most powerful beast on the island, revealing the story of how Kong became King.