Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly
  • UK release: 10 March 2017

In 1973 a team of scientists goes to explore a recently discovered island with its own ecosystem, which turns out to include a 100-foot-tall ape which can punch helicopters out of the sky. Kong himself is impressive, if his fellow beasts are less so, and a great cast and able direction make this a monstrously entertaining actioner.

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Kong: Skull Island

2 Mar 20174 stars

Action-packed, superbly cast reboot, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson

Rejecting the traditional 'Beauty and the Beast' narrative but retaining the pathos, this latest reimagining of King Kong packs plenty of firepower. Its fantastical island becomes a full-on combat zone as it riffs heavily on the rich vein of Vietnam war…

Samuel L. Jackson to star in Kong: Skull Island?

7 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to star in 'Kong: Skull Island'. The 66-year-old actor is wanted by Legendary Pictures to appear in the much-anticipated sci-fi movie, having recently lost the services of Michael Keaton and JK Simmons due to scheduling…

Brie Larson and Russell Crowe to star in Kong: Skull Island?

24 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Brie Larson and Russell Crowe are reportedly set to appear alongside Tom Hiddleston in 'Kong: Skull Island'. The 25-year-old actress - who's known for her roles in 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' and '21 Jump Street' - and the Oscar-winning star are on…

J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton leave Kong: Skull Island

2 Jul 2015

Film gossip

J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton have left 'Kong: Skull Island'. A change in the filming schedule means that neither of the Hollywood stars will be able to appear in the eagerly-awaited new movie, which recently had its production date pushed back…

Tom Hiddleston to star in Skull Island

17 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Tom Hiddleston has been handed a starring role in the new King Kong movie 'Skull Island'. The actor, who plays the role of Loki in the Marvel films, has agreed to play a lead role in the new film, which follows the Peter Jackson-directed King Kong…

Studio reveals glimpse of new King Kong film

28 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Legendary Entertainment's Thomas Tull has confirmed they are to make a film based on King Kong's home, Skull Island. The company's CEO confirmed the news at Comic Con this weekend when he claimed Legendary and Universal had "been tinkering around with…

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