This week marked the start of Cine Europe, a industry trade show in Spain. The first studio presentation this year was Warner Brothers, which previewed its upcoming film slate, including Kong: Skull Island. Footage for the film was showcased but not described, although the Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts teased how the new King Kong would be different.
"This is going to be the biggest Kong there's ever been," boasted director Jordon Vogt-Roberts. "Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape."
In comparison, the Legendary Godzilla is considered to be about 350 feet tall. In his last film appearance in the 2004 film 'King Kong', the titular area was only 50 feet tall. Kong has nearly doubled in size, which will enable him to take on Godzilla at a much more equal footing. It remains to be seen how this confrontation may play out, but now at least King Kong will not be faced with a huge size difference.
Kong: Skull Island is the second film in a series of Monster-focused movies put together by Legendary, Warner Brothers and Universal. Acting as a semi-sequel to Godzilla (2014), as well as a prequel to 2019's Godzilla 2 (which is now looking for a new director), the series will conclude with Godzilla and King Kong re-matching in 2020.
Source:The Hollywood Reporter
Kong: Skull Island March 10th, 2017
More about Kong: Skull Island (movie)
Kong: Skull Island is a new King Kong film set in the new Legendary / Warner Brothers / Universal Pictures Kaiju cinematic universe. Acting as a blood relative and somewhat of a sequel to 2014's Godzilla, Skull Island will introduce King Kong like never before.
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.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island's release date is March 10th, 2017.
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