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Kong: Skull Island almost had an acid-fueled dream sequence

‘Things were going to get trippy,’ says director

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While, Kong: Skull Island certainly had critics, this not-so-humble writer believes Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ ’70s-set, big ape-extravaganza is one of the most nuttily entertaining movies released this year. But it turns out the film could have been even more entertaining — and certainly more nutty.

On Monday, Vogt-Roberts tweeted concept art for a sequence which would surely have been the most psychedelic ape-related moment since 1968’s Monkees-starring cult classic, Head. “Since it was ‘Nam and the 70s I really wanted to do an LSD dream sequence,” the filmmaker wrote. “Things were going to get trippy. Never was able to shoot it tho.” Vogt-Roberts also tweeted out “mood art” for the film’s Lake of Fire sequence.

You can see the trailer for Kong: Skull Island above and those tweets from Vogt-Roberts, below.

The movie, which starred Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Toby Kebbell as the titular ape, earned $566.7 million worldwide. The titular ape will next appear in Godzilla vs. Kong, due May 22, 2020.