“Kong: Skull Island” (2017): Gigantic Trailer Promises King-Sized Thrills


Monster movies: Do they get any bigger than KING KONG? Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures ares preparing for an update to the classic creature with KONG: SKULL ISLAND. And they’re going large. He is now a huge beast of a monster, preparing for his inevitable team-up/battle in the announced Godzilla in KING KONG VS GODZILLA (2020) creature feature. In what could have easily been a cheesy, groan-worthy rush to get in on the “shared universe” game, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have crafted something that, instead, shows a great deal of promise.

This trailer effn ROCKS!

The cast is phenomenal featuring  Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Who knew adding John C. Reilly to a King Kong flick would make it awesome. But, it does. Hah! And Kong himself looks fantastic and monstrous. In addition, the trailer features a slew of other creatures to marvel at including creepy crawlers called “skull crawlers”, a giant spider and a moss-cover ox. The feature is directred by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

On a side note: How did Warner Bros., the home of DC Comic Movies such as Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, manage to get Marvel’s Loki, Nick Fury and Captain Marvel to star in their new shared universe? Gah! I dunno. Here’s to KONG: SKULL ISLAND coming our way March 10, 2017 and his future cage match with Godzilla in 2020.

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In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

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Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.