Tom Hiddleston’s Hunter Becomes Hunted in Kong: Skull Island Video

Kong Skull Island - Tom Hiddleston as James Conrad

Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of the classic King Kong is as much a love letter to the ‘golden age’ of cinema as it is a monster movie. He maintained the 1930’s setting of the original and created a bold, visual spectacle which often strayed into melodrama. This pastiche approach worked for Jackson, and in rebooting the franchise with Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts has taken a similar approach to the 1976 version of King Kong.

Footage from the movie revealed so far promises something different to what audiences have seen before, but marketing for the movie has made similar use of iconic imagery and music from another renowned decade. It draws obvious parallels to the Vietnam War and makes use …

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