It’s been almost three years since it was announced that director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was developing a movie based on the popular Metal Gear Solid video game series. While catching up with Jordan to talk about his new film Kong: Skull Island (finally, a monster movie that delivers on the big monster action!), I got an update on the movie adaptation. Get the extensive Metal Gear Solid movie update after the jump.
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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. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The trailers for Kong: Skull Island feel like some kind of bizarre fever dream given a blockbuster budget and I mean that in the nicest way imaginable. I’m not entirely sure what director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is cooking up with this one, but I sure like the look of the menu: Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson battling giant monsters on King Kong’s island home in the ’70s with a disheveled John C. Reilly on hand to provide exposition while the posters deliberately borrow imagery from Apocalypse Now? Holy cow. Sign me up.
So yeah, it makes perfect sense that Hayao Miyazaki‘s Princess Mononoke was also a touchstone for the production. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Skull Island itself is shaped like a kitchen sink.
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In less than two months, a new King Kong movie with Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Brie Larson, Shea Whigham, Tom Hiddleston, and Jason Mitchell comes out. Let’s hope the movie is as good as that sounds, and that it’s as good as it looks because Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ follow-up to The Kings of Summer looks like one big, intense popcorn movie. Did I mention Vogt-Robers film also stars John Ortiz (Togetherness)? He hasn’t been featured prominently in the marketing materials, like the Kong: Skull Island TV spots below, but he’s in it, which is another valid reason to want to see Samuel L. Jackson and a band of soldiers take on some giant monsters.
Below, watch the new Kong: Skull Island TV spot.
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A new adventure featuring the classic movie monster King Kong is just a couple months away. Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is bringing the massive ape to the big screen in his largest form yet in Kong: Skull Island, but he’s not the only monster that a group of explorers have to contend with.
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and more all encounter an endless array of giant creatures, from creepy spiders to gargantuan lizards and much more. Now a new Kong Skull Island trailer makes it hard to tell whether King Kong or these other monsters will be a larger threat to our human protagonists.
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This morning we got a new look at King Kong in a new still from Kong: Skull Island. The new film from Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is set in the 1970s, but has ties to the modern day reboot of Godzilla from 2014. The two monsters are slated to eventually go head-to-head on the big screen in 2020, but before that, we get to see the King of Apes unleashed on a group of explorers. And while this is a Kong bigger than any we’ve seen before, his design takes cues from the monster that audiences saw all the way back in 1933.
After the jump, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts explains how they went back 83 years to find inspiration for this new King Kong design. Read More »
Last weekend at Comic-Con, the hype centered around the likes of the first trailer for Power Rangers, the teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, the first trailer for Marvel’s Iron Fist series, and news of Sigourney Weaver being the villain for The Defenders. But one cool little tidbit flew under the radar until after the dust had settled.
Kong: Skull Island gave attendees of San Diego Comic-Con their first look at the classic monster reboot from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) with a teaser trailer, and now a poster handed out to some lucky folks at New York Comic-Con teases the release of the giant ape a little more. Upon first inspection, it’s just an innocent teaser poster with a grid map of the mysterious Skull Island. But when you take a black light to it, some interesting secrets are revealed. Read More »
The development of Kong Skull Island has been a staple of Comic-Con for a couple years now. The project was first announced as a surprise back in 2014, and now the film is coming to theaters next spring. Now here we are, two years later, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have unveiled the official teaser trailer, showing off the new version of the giant ape in all his glory.
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Last night, filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts went off on a Twitter rant about his worries that content and quality might be the losers in our modern society when it’s the easiest it’s ever been to create and share filmed stories and content. I thought this rant was worth sharing, not just because it comes from a filmmaker whom I admire (this Sundance breakout The Kings of Summer was great) or because he’s currently finishing a big blockbuster franchise film (Kong: Skull Island), but because his point is interesting to consider.
Browsing YouTube or the bevy of short films we get sent on a weekly basis, I often wonder the same things. So after the jump I present to you Jordan’s complete rant in a more readable configuration.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
When it was announced that Warner Bros. was building a new cinematic universe around cinema’s most iconic giant monsters and that the world’s most famous giant ape would battle the world’s most famous prehistoric radioactive lizard in 2020, there was a fair amount of conversation about the logistics of that particular fight. After all, Godzilla vs. King Kong sounds fine on paper until you get to the finer details. You know, like Godzilla measuring 300 feet and King Kong traditionally measuring about 50 feet.
However, it turns out that we’re not getting a traditional King Kong in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, which will introduce a new version of the mighty ape to theaters. He’s going to be a bit bigger than usual.
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