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9th December 2014

Fact: Tony Award-winning director John Rando has dropped out of plans to take a musical version of King Kong to Broadway due to timing issues. Producer Carmen Pavlovic is aiming to stage the production, which enjoyed a premiere run in Australia last year (13), on the Great White Way in 2015. Rando, who won acclaim for Urinetown: The Musical in 2002, is already due to take charge of another big musical, The Honeymooners, next year (15).

17th September 2014

Fact: Thor star Tom Hiddleston has landed the lead role in King Kong prequel Skull Island. The Brit will team up with filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who made his directorial debut last year (13) with indie hit The Kings of Summer, for the project.

12th October 2007

Fact: The original PSYCHO and King Kong have been chosen among the Best Reviewed Horror Movies in a new online poll. The films join Rosemary's Baby, Shaun Of The Dead and The Devil's Backbone in the top five of the survey.

5th September 2007

Quote: "I'm King Kong. Kanye is human. Humans run when they see King Kong, because they're scared." 50 Cent is convinced he'll win the upcoming rap chart battle with Kanye West. Both release new albums next Tuesday (11Sep07).

11th August 2006

Fact: King Kong star and Tenacious D frontman Jack Black will host the MTV Video Music Awards on 31 August (06) in New York.

6th June 2006

Quote: "Maybe I didn't bring the spicy mustard. I only brought some mild cheddar sauce." Jack Black reflects on the mixed reviews of his performance in 2005 blockbuster King Kong.

31st January 2006

Fact: <p>THE LORD OF THE RINGS star Andy Serkis is set to go from playing King Kong to David Bowie's assistant in Batman BEGINS director Christopher Nolan's new movie THE PRESTIGE. </p>

18th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I've already approved my likeness for a King Kong chess set." Adrien Brody is thrilled with the spin-off toys his monster movie has yielded. </p>

20th December 2005

Fact: <p>Movie-maker Peter Jackson initially planned to sign up his entire Lord Of The Rings cast to star in his new epic King Kong, but admits, "The characters on Kong didn't quite fit any of them." </p>

15th December 2005

Fact: <p>Movie maker Peter Jackson wanted original King Kong damsel in distress Fay Wray to utter the final line, "It was beauty killed the beast," in his new version, but the screen legend died before Jackson got the chance to record her voice. </p>

11th December 2005

Quote: <p>"My acting is awesome so there better not be any bad robot acting." Jack Black warns King Kong director Peter Jackson not to upstage his talents with special effects. </p>

6th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I've realised that whenever I get up from sitting down, I use my knuckles now. I've got a big taste for bananas." Andy Serkis, who provides motion capture and facial expressions for the computer generated King Kong in the new remake, reveals it took time for him to get out of character. </p>

5th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I would cook and he would clean. It worked out." Adrien Brody talks about sharing a home with Jack Black while the odd couple filmed King Kong in New Zealand together. </p>

25th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I must say I never imagined my first romantic lead would be playing a giant ape, no. I suppose I did want to be able to say I've played King Kong. Not bad eh - I've played IAGO in OTHELLO and I've played King Kong!" British actor Andy Serkis on his impressive character list. </p>

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