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Kong: Skull Island has got Tom Hiddleston "vibrating with excitement"

09.15.2015

There have been more than a few films which have utilized the power and might of King Kong, but Tom Hiddleston, who will be starring in the upcoming KONG: SKULL ISLAND, explained to MTV that Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "completely different" take on the property was what drew him and the other actors to the project.

I don’t want to spill [director] Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ beans, but he has a conception of the film which is so exciting, and that’s what I jumped onto. It's very very new and exciting, and, yields action sequences which made me kind of vibrate with excitement, I can see the images, I can imagine what it’s going to be like to sit there with your popcorn and your bucket of soda or whatever and let this thing happen to you.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which follows "a team of explorers who venture into the mysterious, creature-laden isle that is also the home of the king of the apes", has already dealt with its share of set-backs, including cast-members leaving, but with production set to kick off by late October, Tom Hiddleston seems confident that the film will stand tall in the ongoing mythology of Kong:

There’s something about the location and the time period and the cultural context of it which says something completely different about the myth. Jordan and I bonded over the power of myth and that King Kong is an emblem of something very profound about the power of nature, the sort of magic of the natural world, its mystery and our need to let it be in a way and I think that’s why the power of the mythology of Kong has endured. We’re drawn to things we don’t understand.

The mythology of Kong certainly is fascinating, but I hope that Hiddleston and company will actually give us something different and not merely the same story we already know with updated CGI. Legendary Pictures recently moved KONG: SKULL ISLAND from its previous home at Universal to Warner Bros. in order to bring both Kong and Godzilla under one roof. It's still a ways off yet, but a Kong vs. Godzilla film seems inevitable.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND is set for a March 10, 2017 release.

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Source: MTV

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8:51PM on 09/15/2015
Excited, but I would be a lot more if Keaton and Simmons were still signed on.
Excited, but I would be a lot more if Keaton and Simmons were still signed on.
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