Jordan Vogt-Roberts 'proud' of Kong: Skull Island
Jordan Vogt-Roberts is "very proud" of 'Kong: Skull Island'.
The film director helmed the upcoming reboot of the popular creature movie franchise featuring the titular colossal ape - which first made an appearance in the 1933 eponymously titled movie 'King Kong' - and has said he's incredibly pleased with the final result and he believes audiences will see things they've "never seen before".
Speaking at the European premiere of the feature at London's Leicester Square on Tuesday (28.02.17), Jordan said: "I'm very proud of how this looks and I'm very proud of what the set pieces are and I think there's a lot of stuff where audiences will walk out and feel like 'I've never seen that before.' There's stuff that's just pretty bonkers, and I'm excited about that."
And the director says it was fun to "play around" with the character of Kong, because he's an "icon" within "pop culture".
He added: "Kong is film history. He's an icon, he's a piece of pop culture, and so I had an enormous love of Kong and of creature features and just genre story telling. And I love the idea of doing something new with it, using a character that people love to show them something new in the world and something new with cinema, and to play around with it."
Meanwhile, Jordan believes the "most challenging aspect" of making the movie was ensuring the audience would leave the theatre feeling as though the project was "worth their time".
He said: "I think the most challenging aspect was just making sure we deliver for audiences. That we give them something the feels fresh, where you go to the theatre every day and think 'Was it worth it?'. In a world of on demand everything, we need to make sure that we give them an experience that feels like it was absolutely worth their time."