New King Kong movie to film in world’s largest cave in central Vietnam

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Limestone structures inside Son Doong Cave. Photo credit: National Geographic Limestone structures inside Son Doong Cave. Photo credit: National Geographic


“Kong: Skull Island,” one of the most anticipated Hollywood movies of the next few years, is expected to start filming in Vietnam very soon. 
The crew of the blockbuster film is waiting for Vietnamese officials to review the script before they can film a number of scenes at Son Doong, the world's largest cave in the central province of Quang Binh.
Popular movie website IMDB has listed Vietnam among the movie’s filming locations, together with Australia and Hawaii.
The Location Guide, a global location filming directory, said the movie will also use other scenes from Vietnam’s northern mountainous region.
The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and is set to release in the US in March 2017. It features an ensemble cast including Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson.
Son Doong has continuously won global attention since British cave experts first explored it 2009, with the help of local man Ho Khanh who discovered the cave in 1991.
The cave, which is five miles long, 450 feet at its widest and 600 feet at its highest, is not only known for its sheer size. There are shimmering rivers running through it, a dense subterranean jungle that keeps growing and fossilized corridors.
The Smithsonian magazine in August named Son Doong the greatest place to see in the 21st century.
ABC’s Zinger Zee called the cave "Avatar" as she came to make a Good Morning America episode last May. Bored Panda named it a place out of this world.

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