If you think you've seen the biggest King Kong from Peter Jackson's 2005 movie of the same name, think again.
Judging from the size of that skull behind Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, it's about to get bigger in Kong: Skull Island. The first official image from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures shows the cast exploring the island.
More than the new Kong's size, it's the way the studio is reshaping the story that's more interesting. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that they will not be going the narrative that was done in the two previous films.
"We're very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story. The original is a classic, the ‘70s version is great for what it is, and Peter's version is a great retelling of the 1933 film."
This time around, Kong: Skull Island goes more in-depth as to the home of the big Kong. The play on size also appears to be heavily tied with the story's treatment. The studio seems to be going for the idea of putting a mythical almost god-like substance like the Skull Island in the modern context. And the contrast between myth and modern will play some significance as to what will make this movie's treatment different.
Vogt-Roberts did not go into detail. He did hint that the point of the movie will become clearer once the trailer comes in.
The cast of Kong: Skull Island will be at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Hopefully, more details will be available then.