‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer: There’s A Bad Moon & A Big Ape On The Rise

Nancy Tartaglione
Deadline

Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have dropped the latest trailer for Kong: Skull Island, the reimagining of the mythic ape’s origins from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in the movie that unleashes the beast in March 2017. Following the monster video that descended upon Hall H at Comic-Con in July, the trailer above (which starts out jauntily set to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”) offers a much closer look at Kong — in full red-eyed, chest-pounding rage — even if Reilly’s character claims he’s a “pretty good king.” (Also, check out the full Apocalypse Now-y poster below.)

But Kong’s not the only giant creature in these parts where a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into the uncharted Pacific island’s world — unaware that they’re crossing into Kong’s domain.

An endeavor as big as Kong himself, the film has been shooting across three continents over six months. Locations include Oahu, Australia’s Gold Coast and Vietnam (some parts of which have never before been seen on film).

The reboot of the King Kong franchise is intended to be part of a shared universe of WB and Legendary monster movies that will eventually see the big ape face off against King of the Monsters, Godzilla.

Skull Island‘s international ensemble also includes Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.

Vogt-Roberts is directing from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy and Derek Connolly. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni produce with Mary Parent. Exec producers are Eric McLeod and Alex Garcia.

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