Are they remaking King Kong Again?!

Louise Busfield

Yes that’s right they’re making another King Kong.

It’s been more than 10 years since the last King Kong was released in 2005 so another remake was bound to be put in motion, but will it still excite today’s cinema-goers?

 With several remakes made of Universal Pictures original 1933 epic King Kong, each having varied amounts of success it’s clear that the monstrous Kong always makes a gigantic impression and is guaranteed to bring in huge amounts at the box office.

 The image of Kong on wreaking havoc on the top of the Empire State Building has become one of the most iconic images in the history of film and popular culture.

 It has not yet been revealed as to whether Kong will revisit the city in Kong: Skull Island set to be released in March 2017. It would seem this time the creators have taken a different approach.

 Tom Hiddleston told Variety magazine, “It’s not set in the ’30s. There’s no movie director with a map. There’s no out-of-work actress down on her luck. All of that stuff is respected; we’re just trying to do something new with the myth because Kong is an icon of movies.”

 This version will take place in the 1970s as apposed to the 1930s, when the original was made. It will follow a team of Vietnam war-era soldiers and explorers traveling to the primordial island where the legendary creature resides, to search for the leader’s lost brother and a mythical serum that has the ability to cure all manner of diseases, confronting all types of gruesome beasts along the way.

 The film has a fantastic line up including Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly to name but a few. Not forgetting Kong who by the looks of the trailer is strikingly larger than the previous apes. This Kong is a staggering 100-feet tall, making all other apes look like absolute wimps in comparison.

 Kong: Skull Island has a lot to offer, the different setting is intriguing and the trailer gives off a humorous tone, suggesting the film won’t be entirely serious throughout. Its about time Kong took back his crown for deadliest monster and I think this film will help him do just that. That’s something to be excited about.  

About Caitlin Mclaren: Editor-in-Chief 119 Articles
I like writing, editing and making new mates. Newcomer of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2017 Elected Media Officer of UCLan Students' Union 2017/18

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