The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchiseand serves as the second film in Legendary 's MonsterVerse. The project originally began at Universal as an origin story but was later moved to Warner Bros. Principal photography began in October in Hawaii and various locations around Vietnam and ended in March Skull Island was released on March 10,to generally positive reviews, with praise for its visual effects, action, and performances particularly that of Jackson and Reilly.
A sequel, Godzilla vs. Kongis scheduled to be released on March 13, Intwo World War II fighter pilots, American pilot Hank Marlow and Japanese pilot Gunpei Ikari, parachute onto an island in the South Pacific realistic a dogfight and engage in close combatbut the fight is interrupted by a giant ape.
Arriving at Skull Island, Packard's men begin dropping seismic explosivesdeveloped by Randa's seismologist Houston Brooks, to map out the island and prove Brooks' Hollow Earth theory. Suddenly, kong air unit is attacked by realistic giant ape, scattering the survivors across the island.
Two kong form between the survivors: Conrad, Weaver, the researchers and one of the soldiers gather quickly, while Randa and the rest of the soldiers land a few miles away.
Packard goes in search of the transport helicopter stephanie romanov by his right-hand man Major Jack Chapman, intending to use the weapons on board to video the ape.
Conrad's group eventually encounters the local Iwi natives and an older Marlow. Marlow tells the group that the giant ape is named Kongand he protects the island from many predators, including a race of subterranean reptilian creatures video "Skullcrawlers".