KONG REMAKE TO REMAIN FAITHFUL
Lord of the Rings co-writer Philippa Boyens, who will also co-write Rings director Peter Jackson's upcoming King Kong remake, told SCI FI Wire that the movie will derive heavily from the original 1933 Kong. 'We're in the stage right now where anything's possible,' Boyens said in an interview about what she calls the 'big hairy ape' movie, which she and Jackson will write with their Rings writing partner Fran Walsh.
Boyens added, 'It's definitely [set in the] 1930s, which is a fascinating era in human history. Pete was inspired by the original, so ... the landmarks of that story are going to hold true. [Kong's] going to New York. He's going to climb the Empire State Building. All of these things, you know?' Will he be attacked by biplanes, as in the original film? 'Don't know,' Boyens said with a laugh.
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