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King Kong Prequel to Be Filmed in Vietnam

The director of Hollywood's King Kong prequel, Kong: Skull Island, has arrived in Vietnam and is scouting possible locations for the blockbuster-to-be.

According to Vietnam News, director and screenwriter Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts and a team of 23 are exploring the scenery of Ninh Binh after scouting locations for the upcoming flick in Quang Binh province, home to Son Doong, the world's largest cave, as well as Hang En cave.

Once his Ninh Binh tour is complete, Vogt-Roberts and his staff will travel to the far northern provinces of Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Yen Bai, all of which feature surreal mountain roads and remote villages.

Beyond the caves of Quang Binh and the mountainous northern provinces, Ninh Binh offers its own unique landscapes: the area is home to Trang An, a newly-inducted UNESCO site sometimes referred to as 'Halong Bay on land'.

Ngo Thanh Van and Jordan Charles Vogt-Roberts.

An unofficial source reports that Vogt-Roberts is planning to film in Vietnam from December to late 2016. The movie stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Corey Lawkins and is written by Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly. Kong: Skull Island will also film in Hawaii and Iceland.

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