With the film set to release on March 10, 2017 it’ll probably be quite a few more months before we get a proper trailer for Kong: Skull Island, but thanks to MTV we finally have our first look at the film. During the MTV Movie Awards we got a small glimpse into the production of the film with a short featurette that shows behind-the-scene footage and interviews with cast members. It doesn’t really tell us any more about the story, which we know is about’a group of explorers who travel to a mysterious island where they discover a legendary beast known as King Kong’ [nothing new there then], except that it appears to be set in the 1970’s, which of course got their own Kong movie in the 1976 King Kong. We don’t even know if this is a sequel to Peter Jackson’s epic version, or entirely unrelated.
Kong: Skull Island is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is written by Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy, and stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell.
What’s particularly interesting about this film is that it doesn’t appear to be a modern setting. Instead the film takes place in a post-Vietnam War era. So that means we probably shouldn’t expect Tom Hiddleston show to show up when Kong finally fights Godzilla.