Beast From The East

When a team of explorers journey to a mysterious island, they quickly learn that they've crossed into the domain of monsters. Kong is back, and he's bigger than ever.

Article Published on 06.03.2017

When it comes to fictional beasts, few are greater than King Kong. The fearsome creature has smashed a gloriously destructive path throughout some of the most monstrous storytelling of the last hundred years. However, modern incarnations of the Eighth Wonder of the World have failed to strike shock and awe into cinemagoers in the same manner as Kong’s big screen debut back in 1933.

Decades of spectacular monster movies packed with cataclysmic set pieces and big-budget bluster undoubtedly lessened Kong’s impact onscreen. Luckily, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, an indie director with grand ambitions, has climbed aboard the latest voyage to the beast’s mythic homeland. The promise of a 21st century reboot roaring with action and suspense awaits.

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, and John Goodman are but a few of the adventurers journeying across the Pacific Ocean, unaware of the shocking spectacles that await them. Skull Island is uncharted, rich with fantastic sights, and incredibly treacherous, meaning Kong may well be the least of our intrepid explorers’ concerns upon arrival.

Bigger isn’t always better in Hollywood, but a promising director, talented cast, and stunning visual effects may well return King Kong to his cinematic throne.

Origins Of Kong

1933 – King Kong
Kong’s big screen debut left audiences terrified thanks to its lifelike use of stop motion animation and is still considered one of the greatest films ever made.

1962 – King Kong Vs Godzilla
The meeting of two of cinema’s most intimidating forces caused cinematic chaos in 1960s Japan, selling over 11 million tickets during its initial cinematic run. A second earthshattering showdown is tentatively scheduled for 2020.

2005 – King Kong
Lord Of The Rings' director Peter Jackson revitalised Kong with a classical story augmented by state-of-the-art special effects. The film received critical acclaim but added little to Kong’s lore beyond a multimillion dollar lick of paint. It’s the last we’ve seen of Kong…until now.

Kong: Skull Island