The month of March is stuffed to the brim with potential blockbusters, as studios have more condfidence than ever in unconventional release schedules. There will be an X-Men release with Logan, the return of the Power Rangers, and Disney will come to three-dimensional life in Beauty and the Beast. However, one of the biggest films of the month also has the largest leading “man” of all the month’s releases with Kong: Skull Island.
The upcoming release has a lot going for it, as it boasts a cast full of established and up-and-coming actors including Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, along with the film’s leads, Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. While it’s directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is on the path to becoming Hollywood’s next great action director, with an adaptation of Metal Gear Solid also in development.
The newest trailer wears the film’s conceit on its sleeve. In fact, Vogt-Roberts explained it himself while tweeting the newest trailer earlier this morning. He describes the film as “Vietnam movie with monsters,” which is an apt description that is clear after only seconds of viewing the footage.
I am very proud of our NEW FINAL TRAILER. Shows how insane this movie is. You ever seen a Vietnam war movie with monsters? Didn’t think so. https://t.co/Jn3HnReJWJ
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) February 27, 2017
Once again Guardians of the Galaxy’s affect on the film industry can be felt with the trailer’s classic rock soundtrack, that’s perfectly timed to the movie’s action. With the release only week’s away, we are privy to even more of the monster action, as well as the scope of Skull Island.
This trailer also puts into focus the greater world of monsters and the gargantuan battles found on the dangerous island. As many times as King Kong has graced the silver screen, he has never been in a movie quite like this. Check it out:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) and writers Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly.
In the film, 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 opens on March 10th, 2017.