What's Scarier Than King Kong? King Kong on Fire

Lawrence Kim
March 18, 2017

With Kong: Skull Island in theaters today, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette for the monster movie that highlights one of the filming locations, Vietnam. For the massive burning-of-Atlanta sequence in 1939's Gone With the Wind, sets from the original 1933 King Kong were used as kindling, all in order to make room to build the Civil War-era epic's sets.

Ultimately, the fire sent moviegoers into a panic, fleeing from the scene during what was just the start of the film, according to reports.

This picture taken on Thursday night shows a giant model of King Kong going up in flames during the premiere of the "Kong: Skull Island" in Ho Chi Minh City.

The blaze was reportedly caused by either a stray tiki torch or a prop volcano.

Still, no one was injured and firefighters knocked down the fire in about 15 minutes.

The event occurred at a shopping center in Ho Chi Minh City.

There were a number of worldwide premieres for the movie, which has among its ensemble of stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, and John C. Reilly.

Because it's basically become a rule now that franchises must have a stinger to set up a future film in the franchise, the ending of Kong: Skull Island isn't really the end.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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