King Kong
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb


News for
King Kong (2005) More at IMDbPro »


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 43 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


Nine Deleted Subplots That Would Have Changed Entire Movies

26 August 2016 10:28 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Movies never end up as they were originally envisioned. For various reasons, directors often decide not to film a section of the shooting-script. Also, throughout the production and post-production process of filmmaking, the cutting-room floor becomes cluttered with scenes, plots or characters that were chosen for deletion. Sometimes, these deleted scenes or subplots would have changed the entire film. Here are 9 movies with abandoned storylines would have altered the way we look at the overall movie.  

 

The Cloverfield Monster was a young child: We never find out very much about the rampaging monster that attacks New York in Cloverfield. Where did it come from and why did it attack the city?  Jj Abrams has said that, in the original conception of the story, the creature was a child belonging to an ancient Lovecraftian race that lies sleeping in the depth of the ocean. A young child from this race is awoken by a crashing satellite. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

Permalink | Report a problem


Eight Terrible Casting Choices in Films

19 August 2016 9:46 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Casting is a hugely important part of the filmmaking process. Unfortunately, sometimes Hollywood gets it very wrong.  When the wrong person gets the part, it can spoil the whole movie. Here are eight instances where bad casting damaged a big movie.

 Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy: This bit of bad casting not only ruined a film, it wrecked three films. While the Star Wars prequels had numerous problems, the worst was the portrayal of iconic villain Darth Vader—Aka Anakin Skywalker—as a sulky, petulant teenager. Christensen’s bland performance made the problem 10-times worse. How do you follow the voice of James Earl Jones with the whiny voice of Christensen? He also had no chemistry at all with his co-star and love-interest Natalie Portman, who played Queen Amidala.  

 Jack Black as Carl Denham in King Kong (2005): Jack Black didn’t know what movie he was in here. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

Permalink | Report a problem


Toby Kebbell Talks Ben-Hur, Chariot Races and Remakes | Exclusive

16 August 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the many perks of living in Los Angeles is one's ability to run into actors, filmmakers and other random celebrities at any time. While I get to talk to actors and filmmakers regularly as part of my job, it's always pleasant when you run into someone in public, who is just genuinely nice and cool. In January, while waiting in a concessions line at a movie theater, I realized I was standing in front of Toby Kebbell. I eventually introduced myself, told him I was a fan, and we had a pleasant and brief conversation. Over the weekend, when we met again to chat about Ben-Hur, I was surprised he remembered our conversation from the "candy line," from more than eight months ago.

I've been a fan of Toby Kebbell's work for quite some time, since his performances as Joy Division manager Rob Gretton in Control and »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Rumor: Which Actors Are Up For Cable And Domino In Deadpool 2?

13 August 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While fans of the Deadpool character may have been looking forward to the Deadpool movie that came out earlier this year, not even the most hardcore of hardcore fans could have predicted what a runaway success the R-rated superhero comedy would be. It'd be easy to dismiss the success of the film and give credit to the immature humor prevalent throughout the film -- it was certainly a breath of fresh air for the genre, to be sure. However, one of the strongest points of the film was how well it treated its characters. Sure, they were stupid and immature on many levels, but they gave the film just enough depth so that viewers weren't left with a hollow feeling inside after watching.

Let's hope that with Deadpool 2, the writers remember that it's that they have to put the characters first, and one of the most important steps there, of course, »

- Joseph Medina

Permalink | Report a problem


Trailer Trashin’: San Diego Comic-Con Movie Trailer Roundup

5 August 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Hello again, dear readers. This week sees the release of Suicide Squad, the latest DC Comics film adaptation. In the meantime, the latest Trailer Trashin’ is my quick take on some of the major movie trailers to come out of the recent San Diego Comic-Con.

  Doctor Strange

Premise: After Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident that ruins his career, he sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who becomes Strange’s mentor in the mystic arts.

My take: After the huge superhero brawl of Captain America: Civil War earlier this summer, the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes things in a very different direction. This is an exposition-heavy trailer, laying out the basics of who Doctor Strange is and the nature of his powers to help general audiences get on-board with »

- Timothy Monforton

Permalink | Report a problem


9 genre movies with scenes which may be lost forever

2 August 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 9, 2016

From 2001 and Metropolis, to The Wicker Man and Event Horizon: a look at nine films with scenes we may never see...

There are some movies whose images and ideas are so indelible, it's difficult to imagine a world without them. Yet films are by their nature delicate things; they're the end-product of months or even years of craftsmanship, and whether they're stored on celluloid or captured digitally, they're as vulnerable to the ravages of time or acts of god as any other artform.

Cinema history is littered with stories of lost and damaged movies. Back in the 1920s, eminent director Erich von Stroheim made Greed, an expensive, nine-and-a-half hour epic that was repeatedly cut until only 140 minutes of its original footage remained. Legend has it that a janitor accidentally threw out the removed footage and, just like that, years of work were gone - seemingly forever. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Sdcc: Justice League, Wonder Woman & Kong: Skull Island trailers – The Flickering Myth Reaction

28 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Team react…

See Also: Read the Flickering Myth Reactions to Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Assassin’s Creed, Suicide Squad, and more

Well it was a trailer heavy edition of San Diego Comic Con this year, with Warner Bros releasing the trailers for Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League (sort of) for the public to watch online which, Doctor Strange notwithstanding, was not a tactic shared by Marvel. There was also trailers of Louis Theroux’s new documentary and the highly-anticipated Kong: Skull Island. As we usually do here at Flickering Myth, we got together to give our thoughts on the trailers and react to them accordingly.

So, let’s kick off with the non-comic book trailer in Kong Skull Island:

Chris Cooper: Looks decent. Intrigued how Hiddleston will be in a more action orientated film (I don’t think of »

- Luke Owen

Permalink | Report a problem


'Kong: Skull Island' makes an impressive Comic-Con debut with a new trailer

25 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Brie Larson had a pretty good Saturday at Comic-Con, I think it’s safe to say. She's had to do a fair amount of juggling around this film so far. When she won her Oscar this spring, she had to fly in from where she was shooting Kong: Skull Island to do so, and Saturday, they had to pull her away from her press duties for Kong: Skull Island to take the stage in Hall H to announce that she is officially signed to play Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, in what will easily be one of the most eagerly awaited films Marvel has ever made. But before we get all crazy about a movie that doesn’t even have an announced director yet, let’s look at the other film she came to San Diego to discuss today, because that is a seriously awesome trailer. Jordan Vogt-Roberts and screenwriters Max Borenstein, »

- Drew McWeeny

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer: Tom Hiddleston & Brie Larson Fight The Beast

23 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Saturday’s Comic-Con was filled with a slew of brand new trailers, one of them being the first look at “Kong: Skull Island.” Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the action/adventure flick is set in the ‘70s and centers on King Kong’s origins.

This time audiences are transported to the birthplace of one of the most legendary monster myths. When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson take on the colossal beast in the first trailer, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman

Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, and “Straight Outta Compton” stars Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins also co-star.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’: The Beast Awakens In First Poster

In this new film, Kong is bigger than ever before. “In terms of actual size, »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


King Kong Returns in Kong: Skull Island Trailer

23 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every studio in Hollywood is currently trying to put together some form of shared cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have one of the few in town that we actually we want to see. The studio is planning on making their giant monsters meet in future movies, and they already stated that process with Godzilla in 2014. Next up is reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island, and we just got the very first trailer for the studio's next monster epic.

Warner Bros. premiered the footage at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The studio decided to take a break from teasing their upcoming DC Comics superhero movies to deliver fans a first look of the latest attempt to bring King Kong to the big screen, and everything seems very promising. The last time we saw the legendary creature »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Kong: Skull Island Motion Picture Heralds The Return Of The King

21 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Batten down the hatches, folks, San Diego Comic-Con looks set to usher in the return of the king – and no, we’re not referring to Peter Jackson’s fantasy classic.

Instead, think bigger – the biggest King Kong yet seen on screen – and you’ll be a little closer to the news that Legendary Pictures is inching closer to lifting the lid on Kong: Skull IslandJordan Vogt-Roberts’ monstrous creature feature that is set to tee up a shared universe at the studio, one that will eventually dovetail with the real King of Monsters in Godzilla Vs. King Kong.

Long before that godly clash, Vogt-Roberts’ will beckon moviegoers to Skull Island in March of next year, and with the first trailer right around the corner, a new motion poster has landed online via Twitter.

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

Kong: Skull Island »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Sdcc 2016: Teaser For 'Kong: Skull Island' Teaser Hits The Net!

21 July 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fans of the legendary cinematic ape known as King Kong have something to celebrate. The latest interpretation of the beast's mythos plans on making a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con, as Kong: Skull Island will be a part of Saturday's festivities.

The official twitter account for the film has released a teaser of the teaser for Kong: Skull Island:

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 20, 2016

The Kong depicted in Skull Island will face off against Godzilla in a super-sized monster mash-up in a couple of years, so we have to imagine that the beast will be noticeably larger than Peter Jackson's version from 2005. Hopefully the footage shown on Saturday will give us some idea of the scale of this new King Kong.

Kong: Skull Island will feature a phenomenal cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

18 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan showcases Harryhausen’s passions and the passions they inflamed and inspired in others, including such film personalities as Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gillian, John Landis, and Peter Jackson.

Recently released by Arrow video, the documentary is an obvious labor of love for all involved, as the interview subjects all seem very enthusiastic while discussing Harryhausen and his overlooked contribution to cinema, which has carried on a unique legacy with his use of stop motion animation and the often times ridiculously detailed puppets used to create countless characters and sequences »

- Derek Botelho

Permalink | Report a problem


First Kong: Skull Island Photo Promises One Giant Ape

15 July 2016 5:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. confirmed that their new King Kong adventure Kong: Skull Island will be one of the movies presented during their Hall H presentation at Comic-Con next week, along with Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Lego Batman Movie. It is believed that the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island will be unveiled during this panel, but while we wait for the action to unfold in Hall H, the studio has released a new photo, which teases just how big this version of King Kong really is.

Last week, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that this will be the biggest King Kong ever put on the big screen, teasing that he'd be over 100 feet tall. This photo doesn't feature the massive ape himself, but we do get a glimpse at Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Kong: Skull Island - first trailer lands

15 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jul 23, 2016

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has brought King Kong back to the big screen. Here's the first trailer...

Kong: Skull Island might not come out until next year, but the 2017 summer tentpole (well, March tentpole) has a big presence at San Diego Comic Con. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have just released this, the first trailer for the movie...

Discover how Kong became King. Watch the official Comic-Con trailer for #kongskullisland now. #Sdcc #WBSDCChttps://t.co/osbKMJ18WK

Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 23, 2016

This poster has also done the rounds online today...

#SDCC2016 here we go! #KongSkullIsland pic.twitter.com/3dHKxdLh54

Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) July 23, 2016

Previously, this first image from the Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson-led blockbuster was shared online...

The image, via Entertainment Weekly, came with some plot-revealing quotes from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who teased that Kong: Skull Island would be set in the '70s, "a »

Permalink | Report a problem


First "Kong: Skull Island" Official Photo

15 July 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The photos keep coming from Entertainment Weekly's Comic Con issue with the newest being the first official still from Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island" at Legendary Pictures.

Stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston appear in the film alongside a massive simian skull which confirms n old rumor - that the version of King Kong featured in the new film will be the biggest ever seen on film. Vogt-Roberts says:

"From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you've seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.

Peter Jackson's Kong was around 25 feet. The '33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


New 'Kong: Skull Island' Official Photo Revealed; Plus Director Talks Kong’s Mythos

15 July 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official photo from Kong: Skull Island, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in a boneyard standing amidst the ruins of a massive creature. The film is said to take place in the same universe as Warner Bros' Godzilla reboot, since it is planned to have a Kong Vs Godzilla film in 2020.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke with EW and said he promises bigger things ahead for King Kong:

“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”

Vogt-Roberts starts listing size estimates and explains:

“In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. »

- Kellvin Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


Comic Book Review – Kong of Skull Island #1

15 July 2016 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews Kong of Skull Island #1…

King Kong, world-famous and original gargantuan simian, is the progenitor of an entire genre, spawning sequels, remakes, and countless other interpretations. You know Kong. You love Kong!

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s groundbreaking literary property Skull Island. Boom! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.

Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island—their new home.

See Also: Check out a preview of Kong of Skull Island #1

You may be expecting this six-part comic run to tie in with next year’s big budget Kong: Skull Island movie but this connects instead to the original novel »

- Tony Black

Permalink | Report a problem


39 Things We Learned from Robert Towne’s and David Fincher’s Chinatown Commentary

13 July 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“They did this in one take, which I hate.”

David Fincher loves Chinatown.

Of course, anyone who appreciates brilliant filmmaking should feel the same way, especially if they also appreciate themes of human nature drenched in cynicism. The film is easily one of the smartest, most beautiful gut-punches to come out of Hollywood in the ’70s (or any other decade for that matter), and it remains a powerful commentary on greed, bureaucracy, and the futility of good intentions.

Fincher sat down with Robert Towne, the film’s writer, for a commentary, and it makes for a fascinating look at a classic film.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.

https://medium.com/media/885c1e98ecd68619e111417b944466a1/hrefChinatown (1974)

Commentator: Robert Towne (writer), David Fincher (fan)

1. Fincher loves how sinister the black & white logo looks as it suggests something monstrous like King Kong, but »

- Rob Hunter

Permalink | Report a problem


Preview of Kong of Skull Island #1

8 July 2016 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Boom! Studios launches its new series Kong of Skull Island this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the first issue for you here…

King Kong, world-famous and original gargantuan simian, is the progenitor of an entire genre, spawning sequels, remakes, and countless other interpretations. You know Kong. You love Kong!

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s groundbreaking literary property Skull Island. Boom! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.

Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island—their new home.

From All-New Inhumans writer James Asmus and Planet of the Apes artist Carlos Magno.

Kong of Skull Island #1 is out on July 13th, »

- Amie Cranswick

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 43 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners