Welcome to Movie Burrow’s first official blog post! I plan to update it on a regular basis from here on out.
King Kong (the movie is formally being called Kong:Skull Island) is returning to the big screen on March 10, 2017. It has been ten years since Peter Jackson’s remake of the original King Kong, which is an excellent creature feature epic based on the 1933 original. It stars Jack Black, Naomi Watts, and Adrien Brody. It is a little long at three hours and seventeen minutes, but as far as creature features go it is as good as they get. I recommend giving it a watch if you have not.
Unfortunately, the new film is not being directed by Peter Jackson, but by Jordan Vogt-Roberts with no big titles under his belt. He is rumored to be attached to a movie version of Metal Gear Solid though. Despite his minimal recognition some big names are starring in the movie including: Tom Hiddleston (best known as Loki), Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. It is set in the 1970s following a group of soldiers traveling to Skull Island. It is said to be an origins story. The most drastic change in the new film is going to be King Kong’s appearance. He is going to be 100 feet tall versus 10 to 30 feet tall in the previous films. Whether this will look cool or cheesy is hard to say at this point. Part of the change in appearance is to setup Kong for Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.
I remain skeptical of this new movie at this point, but as a big fan of Peter Jackson’s rendition of the original, here’s to hoping it will be good with some big names attached to it. At least it is not being released in January with the known flops.
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