In a lead up to a film that’s… well…. as big as King Kong, the much anticipated Kong: Skull Island has dropped four television spots to get things well and truly moving for the film. We already reported on the fantastic online build up to the first release of the official trailer previously, and we know we get to learn just a little bit more.
In the first short release below… well “look at at that!”
Actually this first one gives us a bit more of a plot, as it seems to show one party intent on bringing the giant ape to ground, and the other party, including stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston wanting to save the primate. For the astute at home, yes it says #2 as the first TV spot is actually in Japanese.
The second one, which star Tom Hiddleston shared on his social media shows the actor in his role as James Conrad questioning just what it is the tracker has been brought along to track.
The next TV spot released shows us more of Larson and Hiddleston’s encounter with the eponymous Kong and we hear John Goodman reminding us that ancient creatures have been on the earth long before mankind.
This final one, which is actually my favourite of all the television spots has Goodman’s voice again saying, “This island’s notorious for the number of ships and planes that have gone missing,” and that “The 1954 nuclear tests weren’t tests. They were trying to kill something.” It also gives us more of a look of the many fierce (and very bloody big!) creatures that also inhabit the island that Kong rules over.
All of the spots show a very angry Kong, fists swinging and taking helicopters out of mid air as well as the many members of Monarch’s expedition to this mysterious island encountering the terrible creature.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is a re-imagining of the myth that is King Kong. The synopsis reads: a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific — as beautiful as it is treacherous— unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly as well as Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz and Thomas Mann. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly.
Kong: Skull Island is in cinemas on March 10th 2017.