Samuel L. Jackson plays Preston Packard in Kong: Skull Island. Preston is a United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and leader of the Sky Devils helicopter squadron, hired to chopper the group of explorers on the expedition. Jackson compares his character to Captain Ahab from Moby-Dick, stating, “He does have to exact some measure of revenge for the people he’s lost. That’s just the nature of how we operate—eye for an eye!”


From the same production team behind the 2014 blockbuster Godzilla, one of the greatest movie monster myths of all time returns to the big screen larger and more impactful than ever. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), Kong: Skull Island transports us to the uncharted island in the Pacific where Kong is king, during the turbulent time in history that was the end of the Vietnam War, in a fresh and spectacular new approach for the audience to this iconic character.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly
Story: John Gatins
Producers: Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia
Cast: Tom Hiddleston (James Conrad), Samuel L. Jackson (Preston Packard), John Goodman (Bill Randa), Brie Larson (Mason Weaver), Toby Kebbell (Jack Chapman), Jason Mitchell (Mills), John C. Reilly (Hank Marlow)
Music: Henry Jackman
Release Date (USA): 10 March, 2017