Thursday, November 17, 2016

Kong is King!

I thought I was pretty much done with ever needing to see another version of the King Kong story onscreen after Peter Jackson's epic-length redo in 2005 (which I enjoyed at the time, but have felt absolutely zero desire to revisit). But never let it be said that Hollywood stays away from an idea that works (or has worked), and so the big ape is headed back to the big screen yet again, this time as part of Warner Bros./Legendary's "giant monsters shared universe" that began with 2014's Godzilla.

And while we got our first look at next March's Kong: Skull Island via a Comicon teaser last summer, I think this new full trailer gives us the tone and scope of what they're going for. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the pic stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly (all of whom are current or future occupants of another cinematic universe, by the way), and certainly looks like a promising start to something based on the vid below:

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