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Good news for fans of the King Kong series as the prequel, Kong: Skull Island, will track Kong's origin prior to becoming the ruler of Skull Island.
News about the new film has quickly spread during the past couple of months. Universal Orlando has announced that they are working on projects to expand their resorts including the new Skull Island: Reign of Kong, which is scheduled to be one of the largest attractions that will be coming Summer 2016, and in collaboration with Peter Jackson who directed King Kong in 2005.
So far, Universal has denied any connection between the upcoming movie and the new attraction.
The fictional island first appeared in the 1933 King Kong, and it continued to appear in sequels and remakes after that. The film will be set in 1970s Detroit but takes us back before Peter Jackson's King Kong, which took place in the 1930s.
As previously announced, actors Tom Hiddleston, Michael Keaton, and J.K. Simmons are said to have the leading roles in the film.
In an interview with Red Carpet News TV, Hiddleston expressed much excitement for the film and its director, saying:
"His story which I know he hasn't revealed to anyone yet is King Kong you've never seen before, and it's very ambitious and epic and fresh and new in his vision and design and the characters are amazing. The chance to work with legendary again, who made 'Crimson Peak,' and I love what they did with 'Godzilla,' there are number of things, but it's more of working with Jordan particularly, his idea is amazing and the story and the script and the studio so yeah, it's a very easy yes."
Kong: Skull Island is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 10, 2017.
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