ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
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Kristin Lai

This weekend marked the 2016 MTV Movie Awards and, as always, it was a fun-filled night where fan-favorite movies and actors get to connect with their fans and celebrate their projects.

In addition to a new trailer for DC's Suicide Squad, a teaser for Captain America: Civil War, and a spot-on yet highly amusing recreation of Mad Max: Fury Road starring hosts Kevin Hart strapped to a war rig and Dwayne Johnson wielding a flame-throwing guitar, it also gave us our first look at the upcoming monster movie Kong: Skull Island.

During the pre-show, MTV aired a first look at Jordan Vogt-Roberts's Kong: Skull Island, including on-set footage and interviews with the cast. Instead of being set in the 1930s, as has been a large part of King Kong's cinematic history, Skull Island moves decades ahead and gives audiences a fresh take on the King Kong myth that takes place during the Vietnam War era.

The film stars a number of A-listers, including Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman.

According to Larson, "The film is about a group of explorers who set off on an adventure to a previously uncharted island." Hiddleston elaborated further, saying, "They get to this island and discover that all is not quite as it first appears, and there are strange new creatures, mythic beasts that come into the midst, and they have to get off the island alive.”

We haven't seen anything of the gigantic gorilla yet, but this still clearly shows Skull Island is (or was?) home to other colossal creatures, and yet another reason why the name Skull Island was so apt.

Check out MTV's beautiful behind-the-scenes look at the set of Kong: Skull Island below:

'Kong: Skull Island' will be released on March 10, 2017.

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