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SDCC: Legendary announce Skull Island movie

July 26th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Legendary Pictures – they of the big monsters movies – had just announced at SDCC that they are working on a Skull Island movie; that’s the home of King Kong to you and me.

Variety are writing that: While the film isn’t expected to be a sequel or reboot to the 2005 movie Peter Jackson directed for Universal, Legendary’s pic could feature the big ape.

But let us not forget that King Kong isn’t the only massive beast living on that nightmare of an island… so there’s many stories that could be set there.


i09 had the following description of a teaser that was shown for the movie:

“The teaser basically consists of a scary looking ocean, with huge roiling waves that seem to conceal dark shapes. Then we travel across the water to a huge island, as a voiceover quotes from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, saying this is a throwback to a time when “vegetation rioted on the Earth and big trees were kings.” We see a humongous wall with flames on the top, and we move into darker and darker jungle as monkeys run and hide.

The voiceover explains that something has woken for an “unrestful and noisy dream. Its very existence was improbable.” And being alone in the wilderness so long has driven the creature insane. “It looked at you with a vengeful aspect.”

And then we go inside skull-shaped caverns and the voiceover talks about the heart of darkness. And then huge footsteps come down in the jungle. And then we see it rearing up: King Kong! And the title comes up: SKULL ISLAND.”


It’s set for release on November 4, 2016

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….