King Kong

Released 2005

Director: Peter Jackson

Rating: PG-13

Studio: Universal Pictures, WingNut Films and Big Primate Pictures

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  • King Kong is the 2005 blockbuster remake of the 1933 fantasy adventure classic, brought to life this time around by superstar director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lovely Bones) with a bevy of unbelievable visual effects by Weta Digital. The story follows the framework of the original religiously, embellishing certain subplots along the way, giving them further weight and dimension. Carl Denham (Jack Black, School of Rock) is a reckless, safari picture filmmaker whose latest opus threatens to bankrupt the studio: taking his entire crew on a wild goose chase to an uncharted island in the East Indies where is said to exist a lost civilization lorded over by a monstrous beast hitherto unseen by any civilized person. But Denham needs a pretty face to entice audiences with, so he convinces starving actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) to be his star and accompany them on their long sea voyage. But little does Ann know she's about to cross over water and meet the biggest person in her life ' a giant silverback gorilla named Kong who kidnaps her to make her his queen!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Black

    Carl Denham

  • Adrien Brody

    Jack Driscoll

  • Naomi Watts

    Ann Darrow

  • Andy Serkis

    Kong / Lumpy

  • Thomas Kretschmann

    Captain Englehorn

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  • Notes (1)

    • The film won 3 Academy Awards Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

    Trivia (1)

    • Howard Shore had written and recorded much of the score for this film, but shortly before release, he departed from the project. Peter Jackson stated that because of differing creative aspirations between the two of them, they both thought it best for Shore to be replaced by James Newton Howard, who was given less than two months to write and record a new score for the entire film.

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