MTV Movie Awards audiences were treated to a fresh sneak peek at the upcoming adventure film Kong: Skull Island. MTV handed the mics over to stars Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson for a rare behind-the-scenes view.
“King Kong is someone who’s been part of motion pictures for almost a hundred years, and he’s back in whole new incarnation and new conception. Kong appears in this film as you’ve never seen him before,” Hiddeston said.
Hiddleston comes off a very busy year having just released two films (Crimson Peak and I Saw the Light) and a TV series (The Night Manager) in the span of six months with another film, High Rise, set for release May 13. So far each role has been vastly different from the next from a Victorian aristocrat to a country music icon to a British spy then on to a seriously disturbed doctor.
In Skull Island he’s leading a team of explorers, some of which are recent Vietnam vets suffering from PTSD, which should make things even more interesting. To add to the challenge they’re all faced with surviving in a wilderness beset by mythical creatures.
“I play a character called Capt. James Conrad, who is a former British SAS officer. He understands nature and the ways of the jungle, which is a very useful skill set on Skull Island,” Hiddleston added wryly.
Having just wrapped on Skull Island, Hiddleston’s next project is his long-awaited return to the role that made him famous: Loki in Thor: Ragnarok.
Larson, just coming off her Oscar win for Best Actress (Room), plays photojournalist Waver who feels the team should “work with the nature and with these creatures rather than fight against them.”
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Kong: Skull Island, set for release March 10, 2017, also stars John Ortiz, Tom Wilkinson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins.
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