Kong: Skull Island roars into the new SFX magazine - on sale now

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Hail to the King, baby!

Are you ready to go ape? We certainly hope so, because a ginormous gorilla called Kong is the cover star of the latest issue of SFX magazine, now on sale in all good newsagents (and some bad ones)!

Click on through the gallery images above for more info about some of the issue’s highlights, but be aware there’s much more besides, including our tribute to Carrie Fisher, retro features on Life on Mars and 2000 AD, and an interview with Divergent author Veronica Roth – plus all the usual bits and bobs we bring you every month. We really do spoil you, you know…

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News

Pregancy horror Prevenge, the reasons why hitman sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 is part-fantasy, and sci-fi romance The Space Between Us are among the forthcoming attractions in our Red Alert section. Plus we speak to Warm Bodies author Isaac Marion, and quiz Anne Rice about her SF favourites.

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Kong: Skull Island

We speak to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts as he prepares to unleash gorilla warfare in multiplexes, as well as speaking to stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson. Plus: our rundown of the top 20 giant monsters!

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The Walking Dead

Ahead of the zombie show’s return to our screens for the second half of season seven, we ask executive producer Gale Anne Hurd what that naughty Negan has in store for Rick Grimes and co. It’s probably not picnics and cuddles.  

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The Great Wall

Matt Damon gets caught up in a China Crisis (one for the kids, there) in this epic historical fantasy adventure. Director Zhang Yimou spills the beans on the groundbreaking Hollywood/Chinese co-production.

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The Lego Batman Movie

The standout character from 2014 hit The Lego Movie has only got his own spin-off movie! Director Chris McKay tells us what was involved in putting the egomaniac minifigure front and centre this time.

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SS-GB

Back in 1978, Len Deighton’s alternate history novel imagined a Britain which lost World War II. Now it’s been made into a five-part miniseries for BBC One. Producer Patrick Schweitzer explains how they brought a Nazi occupation of Blighty to life.

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Reviews

Quivering in anticipation of our pitiless judgement this month: movies like The Great Wall and Underworld: Blood Wars; Netflix shows like A Series Of Unfortunate Events and Santa Clarita Diet; new books by Neil Gaiman, Veronica Roth and Terry Goodkind… and much much more!

Want to see more? Check out this preview of our latest issue.

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