It was a hot time at the “Kong: Skull Island” premiere in Vietnam on Thursday night.
Chaos erupted at the premiere of the film in Ho Chi Minh City when a 16-foot replica of the titular gorilla burst into flames, Sky News reported.
The model caught fire due to flames from a nearby simulated volcano, which as also part of the premiere.
The audience initially believed the flaming Kong was part of the premiere festivities, but scrambled away as they realized it wasn’t.
The fire quickly grew to the point where the entire stage for the event burned down.
Oh, the humanity … uh, simianity?
Firefighters extinguished the flame in approximately 15 minutes, and it’s believed that there were no injuries stemming from the incident. Aside from the bruised egos of the premiere’s organizers, presumably.
Watch Kong burn it up in the video.
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Almost 84 years to the day since he first stomped out of Merian C. Cooper's imagination and onto the silver screen, King Kong is back in "Kong: Skull Island," a film that puts a new spin on how humans discovered the giant primate and the dangerous island he inhabits. As Legendary kick starts a new series of films with the famous beast, we looked back through Kong's long history to find some facts you may not have known.
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