King Kong Movie

The eighth wonder of the world.

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Who's Involved:

Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Naomi Watts, Thomas Kretschmann, Fran Walsh, Jan Blenkin, Adrien Brody, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Carolynne Cunningham

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 3 hrs, 0 m

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King Kong Plot: What's the story?

It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's moving picture ship heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about King Kong?

  1. Peter Jackson will employ the latest motion picture technology to cinematically portray the timeless tale of the beast and his beauty. Expanding on the chapters of the tale that take place in the mysterious and dangerous jungles of Skull Island, Jackson's Kong promises to be a unique and breathtaking creation. As with his Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson will shoot King Kong on location in his native New Zealand. Visual effects will be again accomplished by New Zealand-based companies Weta Digital and Weta Workshop, recipients of multiple Academy Awards for their collective work on The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making King Kong?

A look at the King Kong behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Jackson last directed They Shall Not Grow Old and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The film's writer Peter Jackson last wrote Mortal Engines and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.


Jan Blenkin
Carolynne Cunningham
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh

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Production Timeline: When did the King Kong come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

King Kong Release Date: When was it released?

King Kong was released in 2005 on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
United States
December 14, 2005
December 14, 2005

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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