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Friday, 15 July 2016

No Bones About It, The New King Kong Is Huge


Big things are ahead for King Kong.

The beloved Eighth Wonder Of The World first debuted back in 1933 and has appeared in numerous films, comics and cartoons since then. However, these will all fall short in comparison to what director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has in store for the giant ape in 2017.

Don't believe it? Well, check out an awesome new image shared with the trade from the upcoming monster epic Kong: Skull Island, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in a desolate boneyard in the shadow of some massive creature.



“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” says Vogt-Roberts. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”

He adds: “In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong,” he explains. “Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. He varied in size dramatically! The ’70s Kong was somewhere between them.”

The new movie takes place in the 70's and stars former Marvel baddie Tom Hiddleston as an ex-British SAS tracker and Brie Larson as a war photographer, “who’s seen all sorts of terrible, terrible things.”

This film strays away from the beauty and the beast story to instead focus on the mythos of King Kong's home. “The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.’”

Expect more news very soon as the cast of Kong: Skull Island will be at San Diego Comic Con next week to promote the movie as part of the much anticipated Warner Bros. Hall H presentation.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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