In 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures released Gareth Edwards’s “Godzilla,” a reboot of Toho’s “Godzilla” franchise and the first film in Legendary Pictures’s Godzilla-Kong Cinematic Universe. “Godzilla” was a box office hit, grossing over three times its budget, and now Legendary and Warner Bros. are set to release the second film in the franchise in March of 2017: “Kong: Skull Island,” which focuses on, you guessed it, King Kong.
In this first look at the new film straight from last night’s MTV Movie Awards, actors Tom Hiddleston (“High-Rise”) and Academy Award-winning Brie Larson (“Room”), along with Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”), take us inside the making of “Kong: Skull Island.” Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”), the film is about a group of explorers who travel to an uncharted island and discover things aren’t quite as they appear (Hint: It’s an island that contains creatures like King Kong.) Hiddleston plays Captain James Conrad, a former British SAS officer, and Larson plays Weaver, a photojournalist and peace activist who wants to “work with the nature and with these creatures rather than fight against them.” The actors emphasize the human element of the story, as it tracks a group of disparate people coming together to fight, learn about, and escape from a common enemy. “Skull Island” also features other celebrated actors like Samuel L. Jackson (“The Hateful Eight”), Alison Brie (“Sleeping With Other People”), John C. Reilly (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), and John Goodman (“10 Cloverfield Lane”).