Don’t expect another remake of the original movie like the 1976 version or 2005 versions though. Instead, Kong: Skull Island, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly, offers a thrilling new adventure that reveals how Kong got his title, King.
Set in 1973, a secretive organisation known as Monarch finds an island that is shrouded in mystery and identified as the origin for new species. The resulting expedition to the island reveals that a giant monstrous ape named Kong is at the centre of a battle for dominion over the island, against the apex predators, nicknamed the “Skullcrawlers”, responsible for wiping out his kind. As the expedition crew makes plans to fight for survival against Kong and the other monsters on the island, some of them begin to see that Kong is worth saving.
Over the decades we have seen two sides to Kong, the violent beast befitting of his name, and the softer side, that fell in love with a tiny puny human. And while we have thoroughly explored and seen the softer side of Kong, especially in the both the 1976 and 2005 remakes, maybe it’s time we see him really go all out against opponents of the same size.
In that respect, Kong: Skull Island, is something that many fans of both kaiju and giant monster movies will be looking forward to as we’ll definitely be presented with a spectacle more epic than two men in rubber suits hitting each other.
Kong: Skull Island will hit theatres on March 9 2017.