Gaisano Mall Cinema hosts advance screening of Kong

GAISANO MALL Cinemas is hosting the advance midnight screening of Kong: Skull Island, the latest King Kong movie, on Wednesday, Mar. 8.

The $190-million epic action-adventure will open at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday at its Xtreme Cinema 1 in Davao. Tickets will be at regular admission prices — P200 (upper deck) / P140 (lower deck).

Kong: Skull Island is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and serves as the second film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, after the 2014 film Godzilla.

A compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor), Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), John Goodman (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room), Jing Tian (The Great Wall), Toby Kebbell (Warcraft) and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy).

With Kong: Skull Island—and Godzilla before it—the producing team is laying the foundation for a vast, shared universe of monsters, one grounded in our own world but heightened to allow for the existence of MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, in the “MonsterVerse” vernacular). But to do it justice meant not only orchestrating the collision of two longstanding cinematic mythologies but merging two distinct timelines.

The key came in the form of a game-changing idea from Vogt-Roberts, an emerging filmmaker with just one feature under his belt—the acclaimed independent hit “The Kings of Summer.” Producer Alex Garcia reveals, “The linchpin of our Godzilla story is the notion that the 1954 nuclear tests weren’t tests; the government was actually trying to kill something. Jordan came in the door with the idea of setting the film in the 1970s, and that immediately lit up our imaginations. Not only did the `70s jibe with the MonsterVerse, it’s a rich period to explore thematically and allowed us to bring ultra-real warfare and giant monsters together within the same movie.”

Get the rare chance to awaken the king of monsters earlier than anyone else in the world! The midnight screening on March 8 is much ahead of its March 10 release in US and other territories.

Kong: Skull Island will start its regular screening at all Gaisano Mall branches on Thursday morning.

For reservation, please call 226-22-44.

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