The official synopsis for Kong: Skull Island is as follows:
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’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.
The image was exclusively revealed in Entertainment Weekly‘s interview with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who told them what era the film is set in as well as how this version of Kong will be the biggest we’ve seen on the big screen:
The film takes place in the ’70s. The ’70s was a time where it was believable that we could still be confronted with myth. And there was still unknown in the world. We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story. The original is a classic, the ’70s version is great for what it is, and Peter [Jackson]’s version is a great retelling of the 1933 film. The thing that most interested me was, how big do you need to make [Kong], so that when someone lands on this island and doesn’t believe in the idea of myth, the idea of wonder – when we live in a world of social and civil unrest, and everything is crumbling around us, and technology and facts are taking over – how big does this creature need to be, so that when you stand on the ground and you look up at it, the only thing that can go through your mind is: ‘That’s a god.
The EW article reveals that Hiddleston plays an ex-British SAS tracker and Brie Larson is a war photographer, who’s seen all sorts of terrible, terrible things. The rest of the Kong: Skull Island cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, and Eugene Cordero.
Kong: Skull Island is scheduled for cinematic release on the 10th March 2017.