The King of Apes will never die. The gigantic god of the jungle and destroyer of New York City is to the silver screen after 10 years in 'Kong: Skull Island.' It will star Tom Hiddleston, among a cast of other popular Hollywood actors.
Tom Hiddleston and co-stars Brie Larson, John Goodman and Samuel L. Jackson will pit themselves against Skull Island's Master and God, King Kong. Unlike its predecessors, 'Kong: Skull Island' is an origin story of the monstrous ape. Tom Hiddleston's Captain James Conrad rides with his group of explorers into the island, eventually realizing that the giant ape is the god of the island praised by its natives.
As with the ape-god's humongous size is a company of other gigantic animals signifying that this is no ordinary island. Despite the threat, Hiddleston will fight against figures planning to bomb the island.
Jerry Goodman, Jing Tian, John C Reilly, Corey Hawkings and Terry Notary completes the ensemble cast to execute the dark humor and horror of Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly's script. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will unleash the film's modern look at the legendary beast.
In promotion of the film, Tom Hiddleston surprised Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night in a gorilla suit. However, impressions from the trailer has been mixed.
Yahoo Movies noted that the trailer of 'Kong: Skull Island' could have the feel of the old-era King Kong films along with the atmosphere of Predator and Apocalypse Now - the latter a nod to the jungles of the titular island.
The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the film may be embarrassed of King Kong with the appearance of other monsters and the possible eclipse caused by a stellar cast A-list cast. THR also suggested that Kong might be acting as a "contemporary version of The Godzilla Power Hour" more than anything else.
'Kong: Skull Island' is set to rock theaters on March 10, 2017.