The first trailer for Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated Kong: Skull Island was unveiled earlier today at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and it was a doozy. Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts was chosen to helm the big-screen reboot of the iconic character with a story that takes place in the Vietnam era. He set about filling out his ensemble with Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, and a host of other scene-stealers, and fresh off the trailer debut, we’ve grabbed some images to offer a closer look at this thing.
From the first frame it’s obvious that Vogt-Roberts has captured some gorgeous imagery here. This is not some nostalgia-heavy or grim-and-gritty reboot. Instead, working with 300 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cinematographer Larry Fong, Vogt-Roberts captures the sun-drench and alluring beauty of Skull Island, albeit with a thread of terror running just underneath the surface.
You can get a closer look at the gorgeous frames that Vogt-Roberts has crafted below, as well as the teensiest look at Kong himself, who appears to be absolutely massive. Kong: Skull Island opens in theaters on March 10, 2017 and also stars John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbel, and Eugene Cordero.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kong: Skull Island:
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”).
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.