10 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing Kong: Skull Island
March 15, 2017
Kong: Skull Island is set during the 1970s, with a group of humans traveling to the titular island only to find unexpected danger in the form of a giant ape and prehistoric creatures.
Here’s what you need to know about the movie, which opens on March 10, 2017.
1. 1,400 Tons Weight
This is the hugest version of Kong so far.
2. Based on the original 1933 Kong
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts wanted a true Movie Monster (with capital Ms) for his beast, not something based in reality.
“For me, that Kong was not just a big ape, it was its own creature,” says Vogt-Roberts “So a big part of it was going backward, respecting the iconography and having it be as bold as the 1933 version. I was so obsessed with giving it that same life that creature had, but having it feel real in 2017.”
3. The Position of Skull Island
The position of Long’s homeland has never been revealed. In different films, it can be be located in the Indian Ocean or the Pacific Ocean.
4. Kong is a True Monster
In this version, there won’t be romance between the monster and the heroine.
5. Many Enemies Involved
Apart from the expedition group led by James Conrad, other enimies are local creatures such as Skull Crawler, Mother Longlegs, Leafwing, Mire Squid, Psychovulture, Sker Buffalo and Spore Mantis.
6. The Eighth Wonder
In the original version in 1933, Kong is captured and imprisoned in New York and considered as The Eighth Wonder of the world. Until now, this title is still attached to the monster.
7. Not King Yet
Although Kong is the biggest ever, but quite young and not at the peak of his strength. He is still on the way to become King Kong.
8. Will Get Stronger to Go Head-to-Head with Godzilla in the Future
Therefore, Kong can not compare with Godzilla at this moment. According to the director, Kong will grow up over time and be fit enough with Godzilla in the upcoming battle.
9. Belonging to the MonsterVerse
Since 2014, Warner Bros. has built MonsterVerse centering on a series of monster films featuring Godzilla and King Kong. The other monsters will appear in the nest installments.
10. The First Blockbuster to Film in Vietnam
Known for their untouched spectacular scenery and wondrous natural structures, these are some of the most remote and beautiful parts of Vietnam that have not been seen much in a Hollywood film.
According to Vogt-Roberts, Vietnam provided the “perfect aesthetic” for the film.
“The look of Vietnam is gorgeous and otherworldly at the same time,” he said. “There’s such a raw, powerful and unspoiled beauty that general audiences hadn’t experienced on screen before. There’s a ruggedness and a beauty to a place like Vietnam.”