The next King Kong movie will feature the biggest ape ever, who is set to overshadow the previous Kongs in every version of the franchise. During CineEurope in Barcelona, Warner Bros revealed the big scoop about Kong: Skull Island, and it appears the monstrous prehistoric ape is ready to frighten movie-goers.
"This is going to be the biggest Kong there's ever been. Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape," director Jordon Vogt-Roberts said at CineEurope, via The Hollywood Reporter. The size of the gigantic island-dwelling ape will play a critical part in the expedition led by Captain James Conrad, played by Tom Hiddleston.
As per the plot, according to Cinema Blend, in the 1970s Detroit, Conrad and his team of explorers will venture deep inside the treacherous, primordial island to find a missing person and a mythical serum while evading prehistoric animals including dinosaurs and giant insects. And while doing so they will confront the 100-foot long ape.
In the previous Kong movies, the ape stood tall at around 25 feet, but this time, Vogt-Roberts is going beyond the numbers, and speculations are abuzz that this is the first step towards merging two different worlds and bringing the biggest beast battle ever, in the 2020 movie Godzilla vs King Kong. A 100-foot tall ape definitely stands a chance to battle the monstrous reptile and a band of other creatures.
Apart from Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson will also be seen in the film. John C Reilly will be playing the lead in the action thriller. In April, a first look of the movie was released at the MTV Movie Awards event.
Kong: Skull Island will hit theatres in the US on 10 March 2017.