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Is ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Another Reboot of ‘King Kong’?



It’s weird to me that people are just now realizing how good of an actor J.K. Simmons truly is. Even since his performance on HBO’s “OZ”, I’ve been a mega-fan. And if you haven’t seen Whiplash yet, you’re in for a treat.

Next up for Simmons is a role in Universal’s Kong: Skull Island, which is shrouded in mystery. Well, it was.

He talked to MTV about his role in the Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed King Kong film, and revealed that it’s going to be a period piece.

“When it first came to my attention, ‘There’s interest in you for a new King Kong,’ I thought, ‘Okay, why?’…But I met with Jordon Vogt-Roberts who’s going to be directing it, and John Gatins who’s gonna be writing, and Tom [Hiddleston]—Jordan was just so passionate and so smart and there’s such an interesting new take on it, and it’s set in Detroit in 1971 which is where I grew up, and we’re gonna shoot in Detroit during baseball season and I’ll be able to got to Tigers games, so there’s a lot to like about this movie.”

While it will be arriving in theaters on March 10, 2017, the newest King Kong movie looks to take audiences back to a 1971 Detroit, which is pretty cool. Although, does this mean it’s another remake of King Kong? Will they be brining him back from Skull Island?

Co-founded Bloody Disgusting in 2001. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die. Chicago-based. Horror, pizza and basketball connoisseur. Taco Bell daily.