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'Kong: Skull Island' makes an impressive Comic-Con debut with a new trailer

23 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Brie Larson had a pretty good Saturday at Comic-Con, I think it’s safe to say. She's had to do a fair amount of juggling around this film so far. When she won her Oscar this spring, she had to fly in from where she was shooting Kong: Skull Island to do so, and Saturday, they had to pull her away from her press duties for Kong: Skull Island to take the stage in Hall H to announce that she is officially signed to play Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, in what will easily be one of the most eagerly awaited films Marvel has ever made. But before we get all crazy about a movie that doesn’t even have an announced director yet, let’s look at the other film she came to San Diego to discuss today, because that is a seriously awesome trailer. Jordan Vogt-Roberts and screenwriters Max Borenstein, »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer: Tom Hiddleston & Brie Larson Fight The Beast

23 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Saturday’s Comic-Con was filled with a slew of brand new trailers, one of them being the first look at “Kong: Skull Island.” Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the action/adventure flick is set in the ‘70s and centers on King Kong’s origins.

This time audiences are transported to the birthplace of one of the most legendary monster myths. When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson take on the colossal beast in the first trailer, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman

Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, and “Straight Outta Compton” stars Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins also co-star.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’: The Beast Awakens In First Poster

In this new film, Kong is bigger than ever before. “In terms of actual size, »

- Liz Calvario

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King Kong Returns in Kong: Skull Island Trailer

23 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every studio in Hollywood is currently trying to put together some form of shared cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have one of the few in town that we actually we want to see. The studio is planning on making their giant monsters meet in future movies, and they already stated that process with Godzilla in 2014. Next up is reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island, and we just got the very first trailer for the studio's next monster epic.

Warner Bros. premiered the footage at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The studio decided to take a break from teasing their upcoming DC Comics superhero movies to deliver fans a first look of the latest attempt to bring King Kong to the big screen, and everything seems very promising. The last time we saw the legendary creature »

- MovieWeb

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Kong: Skull Island Motion Picture Heralds The Return Of The King

21 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Batten down the hatches, folks, San Diego Comic-Con looks set to usher in the return of the king – and no, we’re not referring to Peter Jackson’s fantasy classic.

Instead, think bigger – the biggest King Kong yet seen on screen – and you’ll be a little closer to the news that Legendary Pictures is inching closer to lifting the lid on Kong: Skull IslandJordan Vogt-Roberts’ monstrous creature feature that is set to tee up a shared universe at the studio, one that will eventually dovetail with the real King of Monsters in Godzilla Vs. King Kong.

Long before that godly clash, Vogt-Roberts’ will beckon moviegoers to Skull Island in March of next year, and with the first trailer right around the corner, a new motion poster has landed online via Twitter.

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

Kong: Skull Island »

- Michael Briers

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Sdcc 2016: Teaser For 'Kong: Skull Island' Teaser Hits The Net!

21 July 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fans of the legendary cinematic ape known as King Kong have something to celebrate. The latest interpretation of the beast's mythos plans on making a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con, as Kong: Skull Island will be a part of Saturday's festivities.

The official twitter account for the film has released a teaser of the teaser for Kong: Skull Island:

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 20, 2016

The Kong depicted in Skull Island will face off against Godzilla in a super-sized monster mash-up in a couple of years, so we have to imagine that the beast will be noticeably larger than Peter Jackson's version from 2005. Hopefully the footage shown on Saturday will give us some idea of the scale of this new King Kong.

Kong: Skull Island will feature a phenomenal cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Review: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

18 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan showcases Harryhausen’s passions and the passions they inflamed and inspired in others, including such film personalities as Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gillian, John Landis, and Peter Jackson.

Recently released by Arrow video, the documentary is an obvious labor of love for all involved, as the interview subjects all seem very enthusiastic while discussing Harryhausen and his overlooked contribution to cinema, which has carried on a unique legacy with his use of stop motion animation and the often times ridiculously detailed puppets used to create countless characters and sequences »

- Derek Botelho

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First Kong: Skull Island Photo Promises One Giant Ape

15 July 2016 5:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. confirmed that their new King Kong adventure Kong: Skull Island will be one of the movies presented during their Hall H presentation at Comic-Con next week, along with Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Lego Batman Movie. It is believed that the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island will be unveiled during this panel, but while we wait for the action to unfold in Hall H, the studio has released a new photo, which teases just how big this version of King Kong really is.

Last week, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that this will be the biggest King Kong ever put on the big screen, teasing that he'd be over 100 feet tall. This photo doesn't feature the massive ape himself, but we do get a glimpse at Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and »

- MovieWeb

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Kong: Skull Island - first trailer lands

15 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jul 23, 2016

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has brought King Kong back to the big screen. Here's the first trailer...

Kong: Skull Island might not come out until next year, but the 2017 summer tentpole (well, March tentpole) has a big presence at San Diego Comic Con. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have just released this, the first trailer for the movie...

Discover how Kong became King. Watch the official Comic-Con trailer for #kongskullisland now. #Sdcc #WBSDCChttps://t.co/osbKMJ18WK

Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 23, 2016

This poster has also done the rounds online today...

#SDCC2016 here we go! #KongSkullIsland pic.twitter.com/3dHKxdLh54

Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) July 23, 2016

Previously, this first image from the Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson-led blockbuster was shared online...

The image, via Entertainment Weekly, came with some plot-revealing quotes from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who teased that Kong: Skull Island would be set in the '70s, "a »

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First "Kong: Skull Island" Official Photo

15 July 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The photos keep coming from Entertainment Weekly's Comic Con issue with the newest being the first official still from Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island" at Legendary Pictures.

Stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston appear in the film alongside a massive simian skull which confirms n old rumor - that the version of King Kong featured in the new film will be the biggest ever seen on film. Vogt-Roberts says:

"From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you've seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.

Peter Jackson's Kong was around 25 feet. The '33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. »

- Garth Franklin

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New 'Kong: Skull Island' Official Photo Revealed; Plus Director Talks Kong’s Mythos

15 July 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official photo from Kong: Skull Island, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in a boneyard standing amidst the ruins of a massive creature. The film is said to take place in the same universe as Warner Bros' Godzilla reboot, since it is planned to have a Kong Vs Godzilla film in 2020.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke with EW and said he promises bigger things ahead for King Kong:

“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”

Vogt-Roberts starts listing size estimates and explains:

“In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Comic Book Review – Kong of Skull Island #1

15 July 2016 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews Kong of Skull Island #1…

King Kong, world-famous and original gargantuan simian, is the progenitor of an entire genre, spawning sequels, remakes, and countless other interpretations. You know Kong. You love Kong!

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s groundbreaking literary property Skull Island. Boom! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.

Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island—their new home.

See Also: Check out a preview of Kong of Skull Island #1

You may be expecting this six-part comic run to tie in with next year’s big budget Kong: Skull Island movie but this connects instead to the original novel »

- Tony Black

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39 Things We Learned from Robert Towne’s and David Fincher’s Chinatown Commentary

13 July 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“They did this in one take, which I hate.”

David Fincher loves Chinatown.

Of course, anyone who appreciates brilliant filmmaking should feel the same way, especially if they also appreciate themes of human nature drenched in cynicism. The film is easily one of the smartest, most beautiful gut-punches to come out of Hollywood in the ’70s (or any other decade for that matter), and it remains a powerful commentary on greed, bureaucracy, and the futility of good intentions.

Fincher sat down with Robert Towne, the film’s writer, for a commentary, and it makes for a fascinating look at a classic film.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.

https://medium.com/media/885c1e98ecd68619e111417b944466a1/hrefChinatown (1974)

Commentator: Robert Towne (writer), David Fincher (fan)

1. Fincher loves how sinister the black & white logo looks as it suggests something monstrous like King Kong, but »

- Rob Hunter

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Preview of Kong of Skull Island #1

8 July 2016 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Boom! Studios launches its new series Kong of Skull Island this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the first issue for you here…

King Kong, world-famous and original gargantuan simian, is the progenitor of an entire genre, spawning sequels, remakes, and countless other interpretations. You know Kong. You love Kong!

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s groundbreaking literary property Skull Island. Boom! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.

Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island—their new home.

From All-New Inhumans writer James Asmus and Planet of the Apes artist Carlos Magno.

Kong of Skull Island #1 is out on July 13th, »

- Amie Cranswick

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From Tarzan to Avatar: the problem with 'the white man in the jungle'

6 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The wild man in the loin cloth is returning to our screens, along with new takes on King Kong and The Jungle Book. But films set in the rainforest still struggle to shake off racist tropes

“The jungle consumes everything,” says a character in The Legend of Tarzan. “It preys on the old, the sick, the wounded. It preys on the weak – but never the strong.” And now, thanks to modern film-making technology, you can consume the jungle back, without having to get your hands dirty, or bitten off.

The Legend of Tarzan is the second time in a matter of months that Hollywood has taken us back to the jungle, after Disney’s reworking of The Jungle Book. One suspects this has less to do with a newfound interest in the tropics and everything to do with the awesome possibilities of special effects. Those fraught, dangerous location shoots with »

- Steve Rose

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Happy Birthday Ray Harryhausen – Here are His Ten Best Films

29 June 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman

Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films such as Jason And The Argonauts  and  The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad  passed away in 2013 at age 92. In 1933, the then-13-year-old Ray Harryhausen saw King Kong at a Hollywood theater and was inspired – not only by Kong, who was clearly not just a man in a gorilla suit, but also by the dinosaurs. He came out of the theatre “stunned and haunted. They looked absolutely lifelike … I wanted to know how it was done.” It was done by using stop-motion animation: jointed models filmed one frame at a time to simulate movement. Harryhausen was to become the prime exponent of the technique and its combination with live action. The influence of Harryhausen on film luminaries like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and »

- Movie Geeks

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

28 June 2016 8:19 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Release the Kraken! They're only now releasing this Blu-ray in the U.S.. The patron saint of every special effect fan gets the royal treatment in this career overview capped with industry testimonials and rare film items from a cache of 35mm outtakes found packed away in Rh's storeroom. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Region B Blu-ray Arrow Video Us 2011 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 28, 2016 / 19.95 Starring Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippet, Randy Cook, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Tony Dalton, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Ray Bradbury, Ken Ralston, Martine Beswick, Vanessa Harryhausen, Caroline Munro, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Dante, John Lasseter, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Henry Selick. Original Music Alexandre Poncet Produced by Tony Dalton, Alexandre Poncet Written and Directed by Gilles Penso

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The time has long passed that Ray Harryhausen was merely a cult figure. By the release of Golden Voyage »

- Glenn Erickson

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King Kong will be 100 feet tall in Kong: Skull Island

26 June 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in October of last year, Legendary Pictures announced that its upcoming Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla 2 movies would be followed in 2020 by the ultimate monster showdown in Godzilla vs. Kong.

Given the enormity of Godzilla in Gareth Edwards’ reboot, there had been some discussion as to how King Kong could stand up to the King of the Monsters, and now we have the answer thanks to Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

“This is going to be the biggest Kong there’s ever been,” Vogt-Roberts tells The Hollywood Reporter. Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape.”

In the 1933 version of King Kong, the great ape was described as being 50 feet tall, while he shrunk down for Peter Jackson’s remake, where he was said to be 25 feet in height. Still, Legendary’s Godzilla is a whopping 350 feet, so he’s still going to have a major height advantage over his adversary… »

- Gary Collinson

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Kong: Skull Island Director Reveals King Kong's Size

21 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ever since Godzilla vs Kong was first announced, fans have been wondering just how big the giant ape will be in Legendary and Universal's reboot.  In Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005) the beast was measured at 25 feet tall crouching and 50 feet tall standing.  That size would hardly prove a challenge for Gareth Edwards Kaiju King, who clocked in at 350 feet tall.   Well, at CineEurope, Jordon Vogt-Roberts revealed that his King Kong will be twice the size of the 2005 version.  The mystery now is whether he meant standing on all-fours or on two legs?  According to THR, Roberts' exact statement was, "This is going to be the biggest Kong there's ever been.  Not 10 foot or 30 foot, but a 100-foot ape."   Godzilla vs Kong is currently slated to his theaters on May 29, 2020.  Godzilla 2 is currently slated for release on March 22, 2019.  Just last month, it was announced that Gareth Edwards would not be »

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Kyle Chandler on Building a Very Personal Backstory for ‘Bloodline’ Season 2 (Consider This)

21 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kyle Chandler is an actor forever associated with family. Ever since he defined the ideal husband, father and “leader of men” in “Friday Night Lights,” the talented thespian has been playing against type to varying degrees, without distancing himself from that association. Instead, he deconstructs and reconstructs his perceived image, most notably as a deadbeat dad in “The Spectacular Now,” a manipulative husband in “Carol” and a dangerous leader in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated “Bloodline.”

In the first season of the drama, Chandler’s character, John Rayburn, did a very bad thing: [spoilers ahead] He killed his brother. Season 2 found John trying to move on from the tragedy, but, more importantly for the audience, Chandler had to convince us his character was a man worth watching — worth rooting for, even. To do this, Chandler told IndieWire he drew on memories of his late father, who died when Chandler was a young boy, his »

- Ben Travers

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Kyle Chandler on Building a Very Personal Backstory for ‘Bloodline’ Season 2 (Consider This)

21 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Kyle Chandler is an actor forever associated with family. Ever since he defined the ideal husband, father and “leader of men” in “Friday Night Lights,” the talented thespian has been playing against type to varying degrees, without distancing himself from that association. Instead, he deconstructs and reconstructs his perceived image, most notably as a deadbeat dad in “The Spectacular Now,” a manipulative husband in “Carol” and a dangerous leader in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated “Bloodline.”

In the first season of the drama, Chandler’s character, John Rayburn, did a very bad thing: [spoilers ahead] He killed his brother. Season 2 found John trying to move on from the tragedy, but, more importantly for the audience, Chandler had to convince us his character was a man worth watching — worth rooting for, even. To do this, Chandler told IndieWire he drew on memories of his late father, who died when Chandler was a young boy, his »

- Ben Travers

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