Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 Americanmonster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Robertsand written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein andDerek Connolly, from a story by John Gatins. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchiseand serves as the second film in Legendary‘sMonsterVerse. It stars an ensemble castconsisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins,Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. The film follows a team of scientists and Vietnam War soldiers who travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific and encounter terrifying creatures and the mighty Kong.
Principal photography began on October 19, 2015, in Hawaii and various locations aroundVietnam. Kong: Skull Island premiered on February 28, 2017, in London and was released in the United States on March 10, 2017, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and in Dolby Cinemas. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $536 million worldwide against its $185 million budget.