Whoa. That's really all I had to say after watching the first trailer for what looks like a gorgeous, stunning update on King Kong. It's being billed by some as Apocalypse Now by way of a giant monster movie, and if that doesn't sound enormously exciting, I don't know what does. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is best known for directing the indie hit Kings of Summer, which I never saw. But if Kong is half as good as it looks, we may be seeing the arrival of a new directorial superstar. Every shot in this Skull Island trailer is inspired, brimming with beauty and tension. The color scheme is stunning, and I love the '70s style and epic cast. Watching this trailer reminded me of the trailer for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, which premiered at the 2013 Comic-Con. That first look was haunting, harrowing, exciting, and brilliant, all adjectives I would use to describe this trailer. I can't wait to see more.
With a cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, John C. Reilly, Thomas Mann, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Wigham, Will Brittain, John Ortiz, and Terry Notary, Kong: Skull Island will hit theaters on March 10, 2017.
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