Stunning New “Kong: Skull Island” Concept Art

A superb new piece of concept art from Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island” has debuted over at Empire Online, offering a glorious new shot of the enormous simian beast charging through flames toward his enemies.

In the same issue, Vogt-Robert reveals that the film’s Vietnam War-era setting was his idea:

“The script I first read took place in 1917. But when I started talking to the Legendary [Entertainment] guys, I was thinking, ‘What weird King Kong movie would I want to see?’ So I pitched them the Vietnam War connection, literally thinking they were gonna laugh me out of the room. And to Legendary’s credit, they said, ‘Cool. Let’s figure it out.’ The aesthetics of that time mixed with King Kong makes for an incredible genre mash-up.”

Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell star in “Kong: Skull Island” which opens on March 10th 2017.