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SON OF KONG finally confirmed! Peter Jackson spills all!!!

Published at: April 1, 2005, 3:45 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some great news. When I was out in New Zealand earlier this year Peter showed me his plans for the KONG sequels, SON OF KONG and the third, at that time Untitled, Kong film. I was unfortunately sworn to secrecy on everything I was shown as Universal wanted to make a big deal about the announcement of their franchise.

Still, I tried to drop some hints in my last KONG report. If you notice I called it "SON OF Quint's KONG reports!" If you go back and read it there are small, small hints at these next movies.

I've seen these genetically enhanced creatures that KONG will have to face. At Weta they had a whole shelf of them. On the surface, Kong's Son fighting these Nazi created creatures might seem a little silly, but I assure you it's no more silly than Kong fighting dinosaurs and big snakes. It's actually quite a brilliant move by Jackson because he's making these creatures just as sympathetic as Kong himself. They were tortured by the Nazis, twisted into these horrific sights. The giant bat monster is the exception. That fucker is just plain evil. However, wait until you see giant wolf creature. It's scary, but even in the maquette I saw, the eyes showed so much soul...

Anyway, Peter and the crew made the official announcement today via Kong Is King. Click below and you'll get the newest video diary with a sneak look at some pre-production images and even find out who is returning from the cast! Enjoy!

CLICK IT HERE FOR SOME REALLY EXCITING STUFF for HIGHSPEED!!!

AND CLICK IT HERE FOR SOME REALLY EXCITING STUFF for LOWER SPEEDS!


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  • April 1, 2005, 3:48 p.m. CST

    wanna wait for the first film to come out there, peter?

    by team america

    oh wait... april fools day, right.

  • April 1, 2005, 3:51 p.m. CST

    What day is it again?

    by madfigs

    Hint: Click "more on this topic" under the article, check out the headline that comes up in the darker blue box on the right. Sneaky!

  • April 1, 2005, 3:53 p.m. CST

    hehehehehehehehehehehe

    by PoliMan4

    hohohohohohohohohohohohoho

  • April 1, 2005, 3:54 p.m. CST

    the REAL story here is...

    by el oso

    How goddamn skinny PJ is now. He looks like he has lost about 100lbs. When did that happen??

  • April 1, 2005, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Jenny Craig?

    by Kid Z

    ... or the Kiwi version therein??? PJ's really lost a lot of weight! Wha's the deal... Kong's alotta work, maybe or the catering really sucks on this shoot as opposed to LOTR. Anyway, maybe Harry should take note...

  • April 1, 2005, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The newly deflated Peter Jackson looks like Cat Stevens

    by Forestal

  • April 1, 2005, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Careful there ...

    by O Brother

    Reverse that. What if Pete's actually playing to this exact conclusion and the actual april fools joke is that he IS really going for it? Think about it! Remember the Feebles. It does have Peter written all over it. He did want to do splatter-films on the weekend so why not incorporate that this way? Then again ... Forgotten Silver?

  • April 1, 2005, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Worst April Fools joke yet

    by Orionsangels

  • April 1, 2005, 4:08 p.m. CST

    It's the Nutty Peter Jackson

    by rogerconnery

  • April 1, 2005, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Trilogies for everyone! Gather 'round!

    by MyNameDoesn'tFit

    Fuck. Remember when Jackson used to make his OWN movies? New ones?

  • April 1, 2005, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Sucked

    by jedihillis

    That one was terrible

  • April 1, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Indeed, it was lame.

    by Lord_Soth

  • April 1, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST

    king kong movies

    by fun guy

    they should have king kong surf down a mountain on a big shield.

  • April 1, 2005, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Go to the linked page and read their April Fool's joke

    by zacdilone

    It's much better.

  • April 1, 2005, 4:24 p.m. CST

    You know my name - chud.com redux?

    by Dannychico

    You know my name - did you make the same joke on CHUD? Do you think that joke is worthy of stamping on two sites?

  • April 1, 2005, 4:35 p.m. CST

    I think Skinny Pete looks like a Young Spielberg

    by George Newman

  • April 1, 2005, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I know it's a joke, but...

    by Stanley Spector

    Was that really Peter Jackson?

  • April 1, 2005, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Dang man, that was awesome

    by George Newman

    I love the bareback riding, and the mounted guns particularly

  • April 1, 2005, 4:50 p.m. CST

    coupla comments

    by Vern

    1. I liked the lovable, hobbity Peter Jackson better than the weird skinny Peter Jackson 2. I am sad to realize this is a joke because I was more excited for the fighting the nazis sequel than for the actual king kong movie. 3. "Into the Wolf's Lair" though, I'm glad that's not real 4. If it's a joke does that mean they still could make chronicles of riddick 2?

  • April 1, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST

    and jenna jameson will bitch slap naomi

    by MrMxyzptlk

    how about a genetically mutated ron jeremy battling the giant ape - KONG VS. DONG!

  • April 1, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Is it just me or does anyone else think PJ looks like a Hobbit n

    by J-Dizzle

    Peto Jackins?

  • April 1, 2005, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Honestly, do we really need a new Kong series?

    by Boris the Blade

    Peter is king shit and all, but I'm not all that thrilled about new ape movies....

  • April 1, 2005, 5:04 p.m. CST

    by Exterminans

    Thin Peter Jackson raped my childhood.

  • April 1, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST

    April Fools

    by voice-of-reason

    Oh yeah, it's April first... Oh and I'm not the first to notice. It's a good hoax, but I've seen better.

  • April 1, 2005, 5:14 p.m. CST

    AinitFoolnews

    by voice-of-reason

  • April 1, 2005, 5:16 p.m. CST

    It's kind of pathetic that you guys simply shared someone else's

    by George Newman

    Thanks for sharing, but dang.

  • April 1, 2005, 5:19 p.m. CST

    .30 Browning Machine guns mounted on Kong's shoulders?

    by JAGUART

    Yes, I have one of the "twenty questions" for Peter Jackson. When did you turn into a nutbar?

  • April 1, 2005, 5:20 p.m. CST

    HAHAHA! April Fools! I Woz in On iTT 2, even tho I don no ne1

    by J-Dizzle

    I iz so cool!!!#3

  • April 1, 2005, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Not Nazis again.

    by Omegaman

    Can't they think of some other kind of bad guys? It's getting to be a cliche. No, its not getting to be, IT IS.

  • April 1, 2005, 5:23 p.m. CST

    April F...oh wait

    by Right Bastard

    I saw this on CHUD about 8 hours ago.

  • April 1, 2005, 5:26 p.m. CST

    What the hell has happened to TALKBACK?!

    by Pontsing Barset

    What a bunch of obtuse, shit talking DUMBFUCKS! I rememeber when these things attracted posts that displayed WIT. There was charm I tell ya, thoughfulness, intelligence, RELEVENCE. Now there's nothing but adolecent shit-flinging by a bunch of self-appointed-cinema-expert-monkeys. FUCK YOU ALL. Does anyone over the age of 25 even post here anymore? Got to go stick needles in my eyes now, slow horribles deaths to all. Cheers.

  • April 1, 2005, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Oh man, they left out the real cool footage --

    by Ardee-El

    You know, the high-rez pre-vis animatics of Kong mowing down the legions of undead Nazi stormtroopers with the Ark of the Covenent. Too cool!

  • April 1, 2005, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Uuh, April Fools you schmucks.

    by pencil-man

  • April 1, 2005, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Omegaman - Here, Here!

    by jorson2

    Strange we rarely, if ever, see or hear about Stalinist or Cuban Communists as Hollywood villains. Hmmm... Where's Joseph McCarthy when you need him? LOL

  • April 1, 2005, 6:15 p.m. CST

    I want to believe...

    by Evil Chicken

    Quint, now that's a great set-up.

  • April 1, 2005, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit.....Peter Jackson really HAS lost a lot of weight.....

    by zillabeast

    I read some time ago that he was on a successful diet and all, but DAMN.....

  • April 1, 2005, 6:38 p.m. CST

    kong vs. genetically mutated nazi beasts with uruk-hai helmets o

    by atomheartbrother

    and shame on the dingleberries here who failed to catch it. kudos however to kongisking.net and those beautiful, beautiful people for taking the time taking the time to so nicely pull our legs.

  • April 1, 2005, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Wow, this wasn't patently obvious as being an april fool much...

    by JackBurton

    Or maybe I'm just getting way too cynical in my old age. :P

  • April 1, 2005, 6:41 p.m. CST

    the best joke

    by gredenko

    the best part of the joke is that he's got a windows screen saver running on a mac screen!

  • April 1, 2005, 6:59 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to NOT ROCK -- it is going to SUCK!

    by odysseus

    I can't believe Jackson sold out so fast! All he's doing is ripping off one of the most cherished movie sequels of all time, and adding CG! Whoopie-friggin'-do. A mini-giant gorilla fighting Nazi mutant monsters? It's been done to death! Son of THE MASK got it right in so many ways. There's no way Jack can pull this one off. If he does, I'll eat my shorts.

  • April 1, 2005, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Notice the date. . .

    by enigmatown

    of this Production Diary? It would seem to be a very cruel April Fool's Joke, but. . . And, if it's true, it's confirmed: Peter Jackson just does trilogies.

  • April 1, 2005, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ!! At least read the subject lines of previous posts

    by Supermonkey321

    Several people have already acknowledged that this is an April Fools Joke, even in there subject lines, and there are still idiots posting talkbacks saying "wow, this movie is gonna be awesome!" or even more people posting something like "This is stupid, this movie will suck! Peter Jackson has totally sold out! He's raping my childhood!"... F*cking morons! Read the previous posts before you decide to go off on a tyrade (much like this one)... but if you didn't catch that this was an April Fools joke after watching that video, then your already too stupid to help, so this whole post is lost cause. F*ck it! Supermonkey out

  • April 1, 2005, 7:20 p.m. CST

    On a totally different note...

    by Supermonkey321

    What did ever happen to Riddick 2? Did the first one do so bad that they arent continuing the franchise? Cuz the first movie was pretty entertaining and i am curious to see where the whole thing goes next.

  • April 1, 2005, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Oh, and this prank reminded me of something...

    by Supermonkey321

    What ever happened with that whole balls-crazy Jurasic Park sequel that Harry or Moriarty (forget who) told us about a while back? The one that Spielberg came up with that was totally insane sounding with a freakin genetically enhanced dino swat team? Was that all like a sick joke too? or is that still in the works somewhere in the back of Spielberg's massive-yet-ever-more-insane brain? Just wondering, cuz i havent heard mention of this since it was first reported a awhile back. Supermonkey out... again.

  • April 1, 2005, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Hey Supermonkey

    by odysseus

    Look closer.

  • April 1, 2005, 7:41 p.m. CST

    super-monkey

    by Vern

    I don't think Chronicles of Riddick did well enough to justify a sequel. I'm sure it made money on dvd but probaly not as much as they hoped. And it was a bad movie I admit, but an enjoyable bad movie if you ask me. But most importantly it had such a great ending to send the sequel off in a different direction. I want to see what happens. But then, I'm the same retard who thinks the joke King Kong sequel sounds more exciting than the actual King Kong remake.

  • April 1, 2005, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Today Is The Day That I Believe NOTHING.

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Trust no one.

  • April 1, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST

    If it wasn't April 1st...

    by Drworm2002

    ...I would have thought PJ has gone bloody mad...

  • April 1, 2005, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Aw Crap!!!!

    by modlight

    Can have to say that was more excited about a Hellboyesqe story of giant monsters and Nazis than I was for the real King Kong, a movie that we've all seen and a story that we all know the end of. Wow, this time it has CGI!! whoopdee doo!!! Oh well thats what I get for reading comic books and hating Nazis, and being gullible.

  • April 1, 2005, 9:27 p.m. CST

    In all seriousness...

    by mp3PO

    A real April Fools joke for AICN would be for them to post an article that was actually true and/or accurate. Noone would ever see it coming.

  • April 1, 2005, 10:06 p.m. CST

    So wait...

    by kiddae

    ...this wasn't even done for AICN? But they just linked it for their April Fool's? Weak. And Quint's shitcock article totally squiffed the video anyway. Nice job as usual, bastards!

  • April 1, 2005, 10:18 p.m. CST

    WETA is responsible for PJ's weight loss!!

    by Kampbell-Kid

    Just like ILM is responsible for GL's brilliant directing. ;)

  • April 1, 2005, 10:18 p.m. CST

    This is an april fool's joke. Oh, and peter jackson looks WEIR

    by cherrycola

    damn he looks like peters evil twin. Hollywood really got to him and weaned him off the krispy kreme and breakfast tacos.

  • April 1, 2005, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Aw man

    by Bob of the Shire

    I'd love it if this was actually made. King Kong Jr. w/ mounted machine guns? Fighting Hitler? That's like some sort of crazy awesome dream movie! Anyone who says it will suck is too stuck up in their own false sense of artistic taste.

  • April 1, 2005, 11:23 p.m. CST

    It

    by Judge Doom

    No wait... I

  • April 1, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Man...I totally fucking forgot it was April Fool's Day

    by Ribbons

    I was all like "What?! No! Wait? They aren't. Are they?" Yeesh.

  • April 2, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST

    fooled me too

    by Rupee88

    I thought the news was very odd and a bad idea, but I forgot the date. It's a good thing I scanned the talkbacks before watching the clip or I'd really feel dumb...but April Fool's jokes are dumb to begin with , so no big deal.

  • April 2, 2005, 12:15 a.m. CST

    by JiggamanSpence

    the nazi fighting actually sounded really cool. Maybe in a not-Kong movie?

  • April 2, 2005, 1 a.m. CST

    Geez. The man gets into his projects doesn't he.

    by TheGinger Twit

    here I was wondering if this would be a slow long 3 hour sit. My God, it's going to be 12 all up. It wont work this time.

  • April 2, 2005, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Supermonkey

    by John Anderton

    If they ever made that JP idea into a film I'd papercut my corneas in frustration.

  • April 2, 2005, 4:28 a.m. CST

    i thought they were doing BRIDE OF KONG first?

    by mansep

  • April 2, 2005, 5:04 a.m. CST

    i hate Son of Kong

    by CuervoJones

    Skull Island is destroyed in that movie

  • April 2, 2005, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Wow. Just wow.

    by St.Buggering

    Every time I think that the people populating talkback around here couldn't possibly get any thicker, they pour out of the woodwork to prove me wrong. This wasn't even a particularly well-disguised prank, but some of you just swallowed it right down, didn't you? Shoulder-mounted machine guns and all. You people amaze me.

  • April 2, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Re: .30 cal shoulder mounted machine guns

    by JAGUART

    Actually I was playing out the fun trying to do a little parody on Wayne's World 2 where Garth comments on Del Preston's stage mounted machine gun nests by saying.."Um..When did you turn into a nutbar?"

  • April 2, 2005, 4:32 p.m. CST

    KONG - Not April Fools Joke- This is all true!!!! Confirmed.

    by kurse23

  • April 3, 2005, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Peter "I MADE LOTR WHAT IT IS" Jackson thinks his shit don't sti

    by Grabthars_Hammer

    You know it's true.

  • April 3, 2005, 3:12 a.m. CST

    They should do "Aunt of Kong goes ape-shit at Walmart"..

    by Jugs

    ...and have WETA do CGI Walmart personel(with Nazi helmets)..scary stuff.

  • April 3, 2005, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I thought the idea sounded very exciting and quite cool, myself.

    by JDanielP

    But then, KONG would be a big target to miss ... and besides, it seems he'd be a bit too smart to be using weapons. I mean, after all, they may as well dress him up like Rambo or something. -- "KONGO: FIRST BLOOD"

  • April 3, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST

    April Fools or what?

    by Supascoopa

    I've looked around and not actually seen anyone official say APRIL FOOLS very loudly where upon i laugh it off and say 'Good One'. So is it an April Fool?

  • April 3, 2005, 10:32 p.m. CST

    It's NOT an April's Fool joke at all. Brace yourselves for a seq

    by Commando Cody

    Seriously, let's be honest: this web posting may (or may not) have been an inspired April's Fool's joke, but the REAL truth is that if KONG opens big in December and rules the box office all Christmas season and rakes in $200 million or more (plus licensed toy sales added on top of that as well, not to mention eventual DVD sales) you can BET your ass that with Jackson attached or not, SON OF KONG will get an immediate greenlight from Universal for summer or Christmas 2007. Bottom line: money always talks and I'd be willing to bet now that Kong will most likely generate a sequel of some sort from Universal. Hell, why do you think they're backing this? You actually think they want to do ONE movie and that's it? Like any studio, they have plans to milk this for years if it hits...

  • April 3, 2005, 10:39 p.m. CST

    No love for Mighty Joe Young?

    by Cabron

    Too soon to re-remake it, I guess.

  • April 4, 2005, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Kong with Two gun turrets tho !!!!

    by KINOBICK

    now that would be sweet! Even if this is an april fools, it's pure b-movie gold.

  • April 4, 2005, 5:54 a.m. CST

    CGI PJ?

    by Peter Lemonjello

    I'm surprised no one else has posted this insider secret... but... apparently there is no Peter Jackson. He was created by WETA and is a CGI character, just like that George Lucas guy. They used to have to create him using stop motion but now with CGI he can move freely hence the more video clips now available online. Unfortuantly with the latest clip they encoded Peter Jackson with the wrong bit rate so he came out the wrong size... be interesting to see how they get him back to normal size or if they'll keep Peter Jackson version 2.0...