King Street reopens as Hawaii filming of new 'King Kong' movie wraps up
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Filming for the new Legendary Pictures film, “Kong: Skull Island,” wrapped up its Hawaii filming on Oahu Friday with two days of shooting in Chinatown, recreating Saigon in the 1970s.
The film is expected to be the largest production in Hawaii for 2015.
Hundreds of extras participated in the rain-maker created stormy night scene Thursday along King Street between Mauna Kea and River Streets. A bar scene involving actors John Goodman and Corey Hawkins of “Straight Outta Compton” was filmed at the fish market at the corner of King and Kekaulike Streets.
The road closures began overnight Wednesday at 6 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. Honolulu police then re-closed the same areas on Thursday. Bus stops along King Street were relocated to adjacent pick up sites, and drivers were detoured onto surrounding roadways.
King Street reopened at 5:30 a.m. Friday.
The next stop for the production will be Australia. The film is also expected to be shot on location in Vietnam.
“Kong: Skull Island” is slated to be released in March of 2017.