“Kong: Skull Island” set Comic-Com a buzz over the summer with a two-minute trailer that looked more like a Vietnam-era war film than a traditional monster movie (many people jumped at “Apocalypse Now” comparisons, and they weren’t necessarily wrong). Warner Brothers has finally premiered the official trailer, and it defies expectations once again.
The set up for this new reimagining of the Kong legend is fairly routine: A scientific expedition heads to the the titular island and awakens its most iconic beast. What looks to set this adventure blockbuster a part from the rest is an epic cast, including John C. Reilly, Tom Hiddleston. John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson and Oscar winner Brie Larson, and some eye-popping direction from Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the indie breakout behind “Kings Of Summer.”
“Kong: Skull Island” lands in theaters March 10, 2017. Watch the heart-pounding first trailer below.