The filming of King Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts began this week in Hawaii and we have the first photos from the set posted by Reel Tour Hawaii. But fans were so excited about WB and Legendary's announcement regarding Godzilla Vs Kong that they must have forgotten that another giant production is currently in development.
The photos (below) reveal a giant ape skull, a helicopter and a part of the cast members; among them there is Samuel L. Jackson who is going to pilot the '70 helicopter as his Instagram lets us know.
King Kong is returning after ten years and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has the responsibility of keeping the movie at high standards. This time the setting is going to be different and the chronology as well. Unlike the original, set in the beginning of 20th century, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' film has its action happening in the "˜70s and partially in Detroit.
Therefore the vintage helicopter we see in one of the photos posted by Samule L. Jackson on his Instagram who says that he is going to learn to drive it.
Tom Hiddleston confirmed again that the movie is set in another period of time, bringing something new to the story, as the movie is an all-time favorite:
"It's not set in the "˜30s. There's no movie director with a map. There's no out-of-work actress down on her luck. All of that stuff is respected, we're just trying to do something new with the myth because Kong is an icon of movies. I think he's someone people want to see again." (Variety)
As far as the plot is concerned, this remake follows a group of explorers led by the character of Tom Hiddleston and they are travelling to Kong's native soil in search of Hiddleston's brother in the movie and they are also looking for a magic potion. On their journey into this mysterious and dangerous island, the explorers face fictional and prehistoric animals, considered former inhabitants of the place, and known as extinct.
Samuel L. Jackson, Shea Whigham and Thomas Mann can be seen in the cast photos but the film features other names including Brie Larson, John Goodman , Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, and Toby Kebbell.
The other photos depicting a giant skull that scatters the Hawaiian landscape, are proof of what the explorers will have to face in their adventurous journey at the home island of Kong.
The tweet from Real Tours Hawaii informs us that the filming of King Kong: Skull Island has just begun and we can see the skull again but from another angle.
John Gatins and Max Borenstein are in charge with the script writing, while Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and Derek Connolly will provide the rewrites. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) will carry on the production, and according to Legendary the remake will tribute King Kong's lore as the famous movie deserves.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that the script of King Kong: Skull Island features 2014's Godzilla monster-hunting organization Monarch, putting up a battle between The King of the Apes and The King of the Monsters. This clash of the two titans will happen again in Godzilla vs. Kong, but in between them a Godzilla sequel directed by Gareth Edwards will hit the theaters on June 8, 2018.