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King Kong and Skull Island coming to Universal Orlando Resort next year – pics and video after the click

May 6th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With the Skull Island movie set for 2017,  Universal Orlando Resort has announced that Kong will be taking his home to their attractions next year.

In the announcement video (and concept art pics) below, it is revealed that Skull Island: Reign of Kong will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and will dramatically put the visitors in the middle of a powerful story enviornment.

“It begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival. Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, a foreboding underworld of caves concealing unspeakable terrors – and face-to-face with the colossal Kong himself.”

King Kong and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is working closely with the project developers. Mike West, Executive Producer, Universal Creative said: “King Kong is a Hollywood movie legend and a huge part of both our history and our future. He gives us the opportunity to tap into everything that makes our film history so special and everything that makes our theme park attractions so spectacular. We can’t wait to bring him to life in such an epic way.”

We’re not going to lie, this is on our ‘must visit list’.

More info as and when it breaks, guys…

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Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….