About

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

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Directed by

Peter Jackson

Written by

Fran Walsh (Author)
Philippa Boyens (Author)
Peter Jackson (Author)

Runtime

187 minutes

Country

United States of America, New Zealand, Germany

Language

English

Tagline

The eighth wonder of the world.

Cast

Keywords

new york city remake monster kaiju movie business dinosaur ship indigenous great depression 1930s human animal relationship screenplay exotic island show business giant ape prehistoric creature empire state building woman in peril giant insect giant gorilla

Photos

Lists

#450 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#412 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Michael Semanick Christopher Boyes

Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects Richard Taylor

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction Dan Hennah Grant Major