SON OF KONG finally confirmed! Peter Jackson spills all!!!
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!
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April 1, 2005, 3:48 p.m. CST
by team america
oh wait... april fools day, right.
April 1, 2005, 3:51 p.m. CST
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
April 1, 2005, 3:54 p.m. CST
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
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
April 1, 2005, 4:03 p.m. CST
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
April 1, 2005, 4:08 p.m. CST
April 1, 2005, 4:12 p.m. CST
Fuck. Remember when Jackson used to make his OWN movies? New ones?
April 1, 2005, 4:15 p.m. CST
That one was terrible
April 1, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST
April 1, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST
by fun guy
they should have king kong surf down a mountain on a big shield.
April 1, 2005, 4:18 p.m. CST
It's much better.
April 1, 2005, 4:24 p.m. CST
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
by George Newman
April 1, 2005, 4:42 p.m. CST
by Stanley Spector
Was that really Peter Jackson?
April 1, 2005, 4:47 p.m. CST
by George Newman
I love the bareback riding, and the mounted guns particularly
April 1, 2005, 4:50 p.m. CST
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
how about a genetically mutated ron jeremy battling the giant ape - KONG VS. DONG!
April 1, 2005, 5:02 p.m. CST
April 1, 2005, 5:04 p.m. CST
by Boris the Blade
Peter is king shit and all, but I'm not all that thrilled about new ape movies....
Thin Peter Jackson raped my childhood.
April 1, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST
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
April 1, 2005, 5:16 p.m. CST
by George Newman
Thanks for sharing, but dang.
April 1, 2005, 5:19 p.m. CST
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
I iz so cool!!!#3
April 1, 2005, 5:22 p.m. CST
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
by Right Bastard
I saw this on CHUD about 8 hours ago.
April 1, 2005, 5:26 p.m. CST
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
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
April 1, 2005, 6:12 p.m. CST
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
by Evil Chicken
Quint, now that's a great set-up.
April 1, 2005, 6:31 p.m. CST
I read some time ago that he was on a successful diet and all, but DAMN.....
April 1, 2005, 6:38 p.m. CST
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
Or maybe I'm just getting way too cynical in my old age. :P
April 1, 2005, 6:41 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
April 1, 2005, 7:41 p.m. CST
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
Trust no one.
April 1, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST
...I would have thought PJ has gone bloody mad...
April 1, 2005, 9:06 p.m. CST
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
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
...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
Just like ILM is responsible for GL's brilliant directing. ;)
April 1, 2005, 10:18 p.m. CST
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
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
by Judge Doom
No wait... I
April 1, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST
I was all like "What?! No! Wait? They aren't. Are they?" Yeesh.
April 2, 2005, 12:01 a.m. CST
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.
the nazi fighting actually sounded really cool. Maybe in a not-Kong movie?
April 2, 2005, 1 a.m. CST
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
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
April 2, 2005, 5:04 a.m. CST
Skull Island is destroyed in that movie
April 2, 2005, 5:43 a.m. CST
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
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
April 3, 2005, 1:37 a.m. CST
You know it's true.
April 3, 2005, 3:12 a.m. CST
...and have WETA do CGI Walmart personel(with Nazi helmets)..scary stuff.
April 3, 2005, 5:05 p.m. CST
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
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
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
Too soon to re-remake it, I guess.
April 4, 2005, 5:26 a.m. CST
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
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...
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