King Kong will make a return to the big-screen in next year’s much-anticipated Kong: Skull Island, his first outing since Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake, and now Warner Bros. has finally unleashed a brand new trailer for the upcoming film that gives us our best look at the beast yet.
Kong: Skull Island, which debuted its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a screenplay written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly. The studio says the film “reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure.”
Kong himself is obviously the biggest (literally) highlight of this trailer, but it is also worth noting that the trailer introduces a new lizard-like monster that is terrifying as hell. What they’re capable of is yet to be revealed, but it definitely can’t be good.
The upcoming reboot boasts a cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Rounding out the international ensemble cast is Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, and Eugene Cordero.
Much like it’s predecessors, Kong: Skull Island follows a diverse team of explorers that 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.