King Kong Origins and Evolutions
Cinema was still young when the Eighth Wonder of the World made his debut on the big screen with Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong. The film was a cultural staple for decades and as a result has become a landmark of pop culture in countless ways, from feature films and theme park rides to spoofs and commercials with the great ape. To mark the arrival of Kong: Skull Island this week, we’ve gone back through the long timeline of King Kong, and you can read the full history in the gallery below!
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly.
Directed by Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is scripted by John Gatins and Max Borenstein. Legendary’s John Jashni and Thomas Tull are producing alongside Mary Parent. A trip back to the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes, Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.
Kong: Skull Island hits regular and IMAX theaters on March 10.