Last week, the Japanese poster for upcoming movie Kong: Skull Island hit the Internet, certain to catch the eye of any Kaiju-loving film buff and stirring up some much needed buzz ahead of its release. The director of the movie, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, tweeted out the poster on Tuesday with the tag “Can we talk about how great our Japanese Kaiju poster is?” Yes. Yes, we can.
Moving away from the dinosaurs and *gag* Jack Black featured in Peter Jackson’s decade-old King Kong, Vogt-Roberts told Gamespot that he was inspired by the creature design of Hayao Miyazaki. This is an exciting prospect; hopefully it'll bring some fresh inspiration into the monster movie subgenre as a whole and Kong in particular, following Jackson's lacklustre effort.
However the movie turns out, good or bad, all I want is a print of that poster (guys, our office address is on the site, just saying). A clear homage to the rad Kaiju posters of the 70s and 80s, it’s also good to see that after the straightfaced awards season we’ll have a little more fun back in cinemas. Kong Skull Island is set for a 10th March release, here's the trailer for good measure:
Don't Panic attempt to credit photographers and content owners wherever possible, however due to the sheer size and nature of the internet this is sometimes impractical or impossible. If you see any images on our site which you believe belong to yourself or another and we have incorrectly used it please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond asap.