Early Photos from Kong: Skull Island

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

KongIslandWith appreciation to Reel Tours Hawaii, we are able able to get a sneek peek at the upcoming Kaijin flick Kong: Skull Island. Production starts October 19th in and around Honolulu.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy the movie stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins and John C. Reilly.

Samuel L. Jackson has been in Honolulu since October 12th and according to Reel Tours, Hiddleston is expected to arrived on Sunday the 18th.

It appears the code name used for the film locations is “Titan”.


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Godzilla vs Old Foes or New?

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


Anyone monitoring the news coming from the San Deigo Comic Con 2014 will know by now that a second Godzilla film will be coming after director Gareth Edwards takes a much needed break (that is, to go work on a Star Wars project). But this time around, just who Big G might be facing will include the beasts from Toho Studio’s roster. Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah are confirmed to appear and Toho Studios could not be any more happier. All their famous beasts are getting Americanized.

Good or bad, this sarcasm is intentional. The 2014 film created a different kind of beast for fans to love instead. In Gareth Edwards’ interpretation of what Godzilla represents, he’s no longer a metaphor for the devestation wrought by the birth of the atomic bomb. He’s simply a force of nature who functions as more of an equalizer to the world to restore balance in anything mankind can unleash. That is, no matter what mankind can do to ravage the earth, Godzilla will appear to fix it.

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