A press conference introducing the filming process of the most anticipated Hollywood movie “Kong: Skull Island” in Vietnam took place at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel on February 21.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vuong Duy Bien, Vice Chairman of the Ninh Binh provincial People's Committee Tran Tien Dung, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, film director Jordan Vogt Robert, and famous main casts: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson were among those in attendance.
Addressing the event, Ambassador Ted Osius said the US Embassy is so pleased to support the film crew in its work in Vietnam, which will contribute to highlighting Vietnam as a superb tourism destination and deepening the ties between the two countries’ entertainment industries.
He hailed the Vietnamese Government’s strong support for the project which is considered the largest motion picture ever to be produced in the country.
Film director Jordan Vogt Robert expressed his admiration for the beautiful natural landscapes of Vietnam, affirming that the film crew will not destroy the environment and scenery of the places where they chose to shoot the film.
|Famous actor Tom Hiddleston (left) and film director Jordan Vogt Robert
“Kong: Skull Island” main actor Tom Hiddleston, who just arrived in Vietnam this morning, revealed he has always dreamed of visiting Vietnam and the film turned his dream come true.
|Well-known American actress Brie Larson (left) and American actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson
The crew will start shooting the film on February 22 for approximately five weeks of production.
It will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D in March 10, 2017.
Coming to the cinemas worldwide in 2017, ““Kong: Skull Island” reimagines the origin of the iconic King of the Apes in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (King of Summer). In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific-as beautiful as it is treacherous-unaware that they are crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.