Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed in a new profile that he was almost killed in a club attack by gangsters in Vietnam last year.
The filmmaker, 33, opens up about the attack in a lengthy interview for GQ discussing the extent of his injuries following a random attack in Saigon, Vietnam in September 2017. Vogt-Roberts was jumped by two Canadian-Vietnamese gang members after he exchanged contact information with a woman who had previously turned down their advances.
Kong: Skull Island (2017), which starred Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson, was partially shot in Vietnam.
In security footage described in detail in the article, Vogt-Roberts is seen being attacked repeatedly by two men and their friends in the middle of a night club. The director spent 10 days in the hospital suffering a concussion, fractured skull and hemorrhaging. The worst injury came when a bottle was broken over his head.
“This was not a fight. I was almost killed as were others,” Vogt-Roberts said in the profile. “This was a f—ing assault by insane gangsters.”