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Cinema 2.017 – Kong: skull island

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Kong: Skull Island is an upcoming American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein, from a story by John Gatins and Gilroy. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary‘s MonsterVerse. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Tom Hiddleston, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly. Principal photography began on October 19, 2015, in Hawaii. Kong: Skull Island is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 10, 2017, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and in Dolby Cinemas.

Kong: A ilha da caveira é um filme americano  de monstros dirigido por Jordan Vogt-Roberts e escrito por Dan Gilroy e Max Borenstein ,  a partir de uma história de John Gatinse Gilroy. O filme é uma reinicialização da franquia de King Kong e será como o segundo filme do lendário Monstro. O filme é estrelado por Brie Larson , Samuel Jackson , John Goodman , Tom Hiddleston , Jing Tian , Toby Kebbell , John Ortiz , Corey Hawkins , Jason Mitchell , Shea Whigham , Thomas Mann , Notário de Terry e John C. Reilly . A fotografia principal começou em 19 de outubro de 2015, no Havaí . Kong: Skull Island está programado para ser lançado nos Estados Unidos em 10 de março de 2017, em 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D e Dolby Cinemas.

Plot – Sinopse

In 1973, a secretive organization known as Monarch finds an island shrouded in mystery and identified as the origin for a new species. They discover that Kong is at the center of a battle for dominion over the island, against the terrifying apex predators responsible for wiping out his kin.

Em 1973, uma organização secreta conhecida como Monarch encontra uma ilha envolta em mistério e identificada como a origem de uma nova espécie. Eles descobrem que Kong está no centro de uma batalha pelo domínio sobre a ilha, contra os aterrorizantes predadores de vértice responsáveis por matar sua família.

Cast

  • Brie Larson as Mason Weaver, a war photojournalist and peace activist. Larson stated that her character has her “own sort of motive” as to why she joined the expedition, stating, “That’s the interesting thing about this movie. It’s a group of misfits that are all coming from different angles looking at the same thing. You get to see how many different views in regards to nature and how we should handle it are dealt with from many different perspectives.”[3]Larson further added that Weaver has an “interest and respect for nature” and “Through that she has a closer, more loving, and intimate relationship with Kong”.[3]
  • Brie Larson como Mason Weaver, um fotojornalista de guerra e ativista pela paz. Larson afirmou que seu personagem tem sua “própria motivação” a respeito de por que ele se juntou à expedição, afirmando, “Isso é o interessante sobre este filme.É um grupo de inadaptados que são todos provenientes de pontos de vista diferentes olhando para a mesma coisa. Você começa a ver quantas visões diferentes em relação à natureza e como devemos lidar com ela, as questões são tratadas de muitas perspectivas diferentes. “ [3]Larson acrescentou ainda que Weaver tem um “interesse e respeito pela natureza” e “Por isso ele tem um relacionamento mais íntimo, mais amoroso com Kong”. [3]
  • Tom Hiddleston as James Conrad, a disillusioned former British SAS Captain who served in the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1971 suffering from symptoms of shell shock, hired as a hunter-tracker for the expedition by Randa.[4] Hiddleston described his character as man who holds “no political allegiance in the conflict” but “understands conflict”, further stating, “He’s a former soldier who has been formed by an understanding of war, but his specific skill set is something that’s attached to the power of nature; and I think that’s something people haven’t seen in a long time.”[3]
  • Tom Hiddleston como James Conrad, um ex-capitão britânico desiludido SAS que serviu na Guerra do Vietnã de 1965 a 1971, sofrendo de sintomas de traumas , contratado como caçador-rastreador para a expedição por Randa. [4] Hiddleston descreveu seu caráter como o homem sem  “nenhuma fidelidade política no conflito” mas que “compreende o conflito”, , “é um soldado  formado por uma compreensão da guerra, mas sua habilidade específica é algo Que está ligado ao poder da natureza, e acho que é algo que as pessoas não vêem há muito tempo “. [3]
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Preston Packard, an United States ArmyLieutenant Colonel and leader of the Sky Devils helicopter squadron, hired to chopper the group of explorers on the expedition. Jackson compares his character to Captain Ahab from Moby-Dick, stating, “He does have to exact some measure of revenge for the people he’s lost. That’s just the nature of how we operate—eye for an eye!”[3]
  • John Goodman as William “Bill” Randa, a senior official in the government organization Monarch who is in charge of the expedition.
  • John Goodman como William “Bill” Randa, um oficial sênior da organização do governo Monarch que é responsável pela expedição.

Major das forças armadas, braço direito  de Packard.

     John Ortiz como Victor Nieves, um oficial sênior de                     Landsat na expedição.

Corey Hawkins como Houston Brooks, um jovem geólogo   e graduado da Universidade de Yale recrutado para a expedição pela Monarch para suas teorias inovadoras em sismologia . [5]

  • Shea Whigham as Earl Cole, a seasoned Captain of the Sky Devils with a “unique” perspective on the mission.
  • Shea Whigham como Earl Cole, um capitão experiente do Sky Devils com uma perspectiva “única” sobre a missão.
  • Thomas Mann como Blake Simpson, um jovem oficial encarregado de transportar um gravador portátil..
  • Thomas Mann as Blake Simpson, a young hipster and warrant officer of the Sky Devils known for carrying a portable record player.

 

  •  Terry Notary como Kong ( captura de movimento), um gorila monstruoso mítico que é adorado como o rei da ilha da caveira pelos nativos de Iwi . [6]
  • John C. Reilly as Hank Marlow, a World War II Lieutenant who spent 28 years stranded on Skull Island. He knows the creatures of the island, and he is a friend of the Iwi natives.

Além disso, Marc Evan Jackson retrata Woodward, enquanto Will Brittain e Tom Wilkinson aparecem em papéis não revelados.

Additionally, Marc Evan Jackson portrays Woodward, while Will Brittain and Tom Wilkinson appear in undisclosed roles.

Production

Development

Legendary Pictures announced in July 2014 at the San Diego Comic-Con a King Kong origin story—initially titled Skull Island—and listed a release date of November 4, 2016, with Universal Pictures distributing.[7] Legendary offered Joe Cornish the job of directing the film,[8] while previous King Kong helmer Peter Jackson suggested Guillermo del Toro.[9] In September 2014, the studio announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts would direct the film.[10]

On December 12, 2014, the studio announced they had re-titled the film Kong: Skull Island. On September 10, 2015, it was announced that Universal would let Legendary Pictures move Kong: Skull Island to Warner Bros.,[11] so they could do a King Kong and Godzilla crossover film, since Legendary still had the rights to do the two Godzilla sequels with Warner Brothers.[12][13] Later, it was announced that the film’s script had references to Monarch, the secret government entity in Godzilla (2014).[14]

The script saw a number of screenwriters attached before filming. Seeking the continuity between the King Kong and Godzilla worlds, Max Borenstein (writer of 2014’s Godzilla) wrote the first draft while John Gatins was hired to write the second draft.[15] In August 2015, it was revealed that Dan Gilroy also collaborated on the script with Borenstein and Gatins.[16] On August 18, 2015, it was confirmed that Derek Connolly was also doing script rewrites.[17]

In April 2016, artist Joe DeVito sued producers of the film for using elements of his Skull Island universe, which he claimed that he created and the producers used without his permission.[18]

Creature design

 

Kong’s official design revealed via Entertainment Weekly.

Director Vogt-Roberts stated that he wanted Kong to look simple and iconic enough that a third grader could draw him and it would still be recognizable.[19] Vogt-Roberts also wanted Kong to feel like a “lonely God, he was a morose figure, lumbering around this island” and took the design back to the 1933 incarnation where Kong was presented as a “bipedal creature that walks in an upright position.”[19] Vogt-Roberts additionally stated, “If anything, our Kong is meant to be a throwback to the ’33 version. [Kong] was a movie monster, so we worked really hard to take some of the elements of the ’33 version, some of those exaggerated features, some of those cartoonish and iconic qualities, and then make them their own…We created something that to some degree served as a throwback to the inspiration for what started all of this, but then also [had] it be a fully unique and different creature that — I would like to think — is fully contained and identifiable as the 2017 version of King Kong. I think there are very modern elements to him, yet hopefully he feels very timeless at the same time.”[19]

Hayao Miyazaki‘s Princess Mononoke helped influence the design and approach of the monsters, Vogt-Roberts stated, “Miyazaki[‘s] Princess Mononoke was actually a big reference in the way that the spirit creatures sort of have their own domains and fit within that. So a big thing [was] trying to design creatures that felt realistic and could exist in an ecosystem that feels sort of wild and out there, and then also design things that simultaneously felt beautiful and horrifying at the same time.”[3]

Casting

 

The cast and director of Kong: Skull Island at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con to promote the film.

At the same time of the announcement of Vogt-Roberts as director, the studio also announced that Tom Hiddleston would play the lead role.[10] On December 15, 2014, it was announced that J. K. Simmons had been cast in the film.[20] In an interview with MTV, Simmons revealed that the film would be set in Detroit in 1971, and that they would shoot it in Detroit during baseball season.[21]

In January 2015, it was announced that Michael Keaton had joined the cast.[22] On July 1, 2015, Keaton and Simmons exited the film due to their scheduling conflicts.[23] Legendary did not want to delay more in start of production so the studio began the search of two actors to replace.[23] On July 23, 2015, Brie Larson was cast in the film to play the female lead.[24] On August 5, 2015, it was announced that Corey Hawkins was cast in the film to play a supporting role. [16] On August 6, 2015, Deadline.com reported that the studio was in early talks with Samuel L. Jackson to replace the role which Simmons vacated, while John C. Reilly was being eyed for Keaton’s role but not offered yet. Tom Wilkinson was also offered a role in the film.[25]

On August 20, 2015, Toby Kebbell joined the cast of the film, while Jackson and Reilly were confirmed for roles.[26] On August 25, 2015, Jason Mitchell joined the cast to play a pilot in the film.[27] On September 25, 2015, John Goodman was cast in the film to play Randa, a government official and leader of an expedition and Thomas Mann was also cast.[28][29] On October 1, 2015, John Ortiz and Shea Whigham were added to the cast for unspecified roles.[30] On October 13, 2015, Eugene Cordero joined the film for an unspecified role.[31]On November 2, 2015, it was announced Will Brittain had joined the cast of the film, portraying the role of a pilot, and grabbing one of the last key leads in the film.[32] In May 2016, Toby Kebbell revealed that Terry Notary would portray Kong through motion capture and that Kebbell provided some guidance for Kong’s motion capture sequences.[5]

Filming

Principal photography on the film began on October 19, 2015, and concluded on March 18, 2016.[33] Filming took place in the northern portion of Vietnam including Tràng An, Vân Long and Tam Cốc (Ninh Bình Province), Hạ Long Bay (Quảng Ninh Province) and at the entrance of Tú Làn Caves System, (Tân Hoá, Trung Hoá Village, Minh Hoá District Quảng Bình Province), the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and Australia’s Gold Coast. Locations included Honolulu’s Chinatown and at the Kualoa Ranch and Waikane Valley (Ohulehule Forest Conservancy) on Oahu.[34][35] In mid-January 2016, filming started in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[36][37]

Release

On December 12, 2014, the release date moved from November 4, 2016, to March 10, 2017. It is planned to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D; as well as in Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound in Dolby Cinemas.[38]

Sequels

Main article: MonsterVerse

In September 2015, Legendary moved Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros., which sparked media speculation that Godzilla and King Kong will appear in a film together.[39][40] In October 2015, Legendary confirmed that they would unite Godzilla and King Kong in Godzilla vs. Kong, set for a May 29, 2020, release date. Legendary plans to create a shared cinematic franchise “centered around Monarch” and that “brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new”. While Legendary will maintain its home at Universal Pictures, it will continue to collaborate with Warner Bros. for the franchise.[41]

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
Based on King Kong
by Merian C. Cooper
Edgar Wallace
Starring
Music by Henry Jackman
Cinematography Larry Fong
Edited by Richard Pearson
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Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
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  • March 10, 2017(United States)
Running time
Tempo de duração
118 minutes [1]
Country

País

United States
Language

Língua

English
Budget

Orçamento

$190 million[2]

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