Trang An Complex in northern Ninh Binh province (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A Hollywood film crew of 300 members will arrive in Hanoi on February 18 to make the first shots in Vietnam, according to the Department of International Relations under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

“Kong: Skull Island” is an upcoming American monster film produced by Legendary Pictures and directed by Jordan Vogt Robert.

The movie is the story about a group of explorers who go into the jungle to discover the birthplace of the lord of giant apes.

On February 22, the film maker plans to shoot in some famous tourist sites such as the world’s largest cave Son Doong in central Quang Binh province, the world nature heritage site Ha Long Bay in northern Quang Ninh province, and the world cultural and natural heritage site Trang An Complex in northern Ninh Binh province.

Gregg Brillant, a film crew member, said “Kong: Skull Island” will commence a series of legendary monsters movies, including Godzilla (to be screened in 2018) and Godzilla vs Kong (to stomp through theatres in 2020).

Vietnam is one of the three destinations selected for filming, in addition to Hawaii and Australia, due to its wild and marvelous natural scenes.

The movie stars include Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, John C.Reilly, Tom Wilkison, Thomas Mann, John Goodman, and Samuel L.Jackson.

The blockbuster movie is due to be released at cinema on March 10, 2017.-VNA