New King Kong Skull Island Concept Art
Empire Magazine posted the art including details Kong: Skull Island is set at the height of the Vietnam War when napalm was the weapon of choice.
"The script I first read took place in 1917," director Jordan Vogt-Robert said. "But when I started talking to the Legendary [Entertainment] guys, I was thinking, 'What weird King Kong movie would I want to see?' So I pitched them the Vietnam War connection, literally thinking they were gonna laugh me out of the room. And to Legendary's credit, they said, 'Cool. Let's figure it out.' The aesthetics of that time mixed with King Kong makes for an incredible genre mash-up."
The news that Kong: Skull Island is set during Vietnam is rather interesting as a Kong Kong vs Godzilla movie is in development, which is assumed to take place in the present day, some forty to fifty years later.
Watch the Kong: Skull Island trailer below.
"Kong: Skull Island" has a March 10, 2017 release directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell and Eugene Cordero.
In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.