First Look: King
Release Date: December 14, 2005
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Film Genre: Drama Adventure
Director: Peter Jackson
Screenwriters: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis,
Colin Hanks, Kyle Chandler, Thomas Kretschmann, Jamie Bell, Evan Parke,
John Sumner, Richard Kavanagh, Stephen Hall
Three-time Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King) directs King Kong.
The screenplay by Jackson, Walsh (three-time Oscar® winner) and Boyens
(Academy Award® winner) is based on the original story by Merian C.
Cooper and Edgar Wallace, which became the classic 1933 RKO Radio Pictures
film, directed by adventurers Cooper and Ernest B. Schoesdack. The RKO
King Kong has been designated by the National Film Registry of the United
States Library of Congress as one of the 100 Greatest Films and chosen
by that organization for permanent preservation as a national treasure.
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. Visual effects and miniatures will supplement
practical locations in creating primordial jungles and '30s-period America.
Trailer #2: http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/king_kong/