TITLE: Kong: Skull Island

DESCRIPTION: 2017 reboot of the King Kong franchise.

DIRECTED BY: Jordan Vogt-Roberts (indie teen movie The Kings of Summer). British director Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, Ant-Man) was originally considered.

WRITTEN BY: Max Borenstein (Godzilla) wrote the first and final draft. John Gatins (Real Steel) did a second draft. Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy) and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) helped out.


STUDIO: Warner Brothers. Produced by Chinese studios Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures.

MY TAKE: I liked it. Recaptured the magic of the original monster movies, albeit with more violence and way better special effects. I'm curious to see how the Monsterverse turns out. Apparently the plan is to make at least two more movies (Godzilla sequel, Godzilla Vs. King Kong). With Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah popping up as well.

  • Was a hit at the box office. Making almost half a billion dollars on a budget of $185 million.
  • Filmed in Vietnam, Hawaii and Australia.

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