Up from the ashes, an iconic fantasy-film character arises and so does a great actor whom we have not heard much from in many years.
All it takes is one good role for producers to come calling. In a film like Skull Island, the true star is Kong. Including the right cast of supporting humans does help flesh the film out (literally, since Kong is pure CGI) and provide the human melodrama required for the film to succeed.
A new King Kong film follows the marginally disappointing Peter Jackson remake. (The film did make money) It may seem a little curious as to why anyone would wish to make a new film when King Kong did so weak at the box office. Giant monsters are the rage again thanks to Godzilla and the upcoming Jurassic World. Science-fiction and fantasy have made a huge comeback, too. So, the ground it fertile for a new “Eight Wonder of the World” project. Considering this is a prequel, we’ll definitely be getting a lot more dinosaurs and a lot less of New York City getting thrashed.