The director made
the statement at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 3 during which Minister
of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien presented a decision
appointing him as the tourism ambassador of Vietnam for the 2017-2020.
With the appointment, Jordan Vogt-Roberts has become the first foreign director holding this position.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 33, is an emerging
director in the US and Kong: Skull Island is his third film. He was the
first person who explores the whole Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest
Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a
group of explorers who go in search of the birthplace of the lord of
giant apes. It was shot in Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, Van Long Natural
Reserve and Trang An Complex in Ninh Binh, and the Phong Nha-Ke Bang
National Park in Quang Binh.
The blockbuster set a new record in box
office revenues in Vietnam after snagging VND18.2 billion (US$798,200)
from the opening day on March 10 and early screenings on March 9 night,
becoming the film with the biggest opening of all time in the country.
(Source: Nhandan Online)