Legendary Pictures have released a first look photo (via Entertainment Weekly) of the real star (sorry Tom Hiddleston) of Kong: Skull Island – King Kong. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts also has this to say about the design of the latest version of the eighth wonder of the world:
“With Kong, there’s been obviously so many different versions of him in the past and ours needed to feel unique to our film. I had a mandate that I wanted a kid to be able to doodle him on the back of a piece of homework and for his shapes to be simple and hopefully iconic enough that, like, a third grader could draw that shape and you would know what it is. A big part of our Kong was I wanted to make something that gave the impression that he was a lonely God, he was a morose figure, lumbering around this island.”
Vogt-Roberts also promises that we’ll be getting to see Kong pretty soon into the movie.
“We’re also fundamentally not playing the same game that Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla did and most monster movies do, which I’m sort of sick of the notion that a monster movie needs to wait an hour or 40 minutes until the creature shows up. Kong traditionally does not show up in these movies until very, very late… a lot of these movies tend to have this structure that’s a bit of a slow burn. Something about this movie made me want to reject that and play a very, very different game.”
Kong: Skull Island is set for a UK release on 10 March 2017