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