Ok, so it's not really horror, but it's got loads of dinosaurs and big apes (and no, we're not talking about George Eastman here), it's got early splatter filmmaker Peter Jackson at the helm, and is one of our hotly anticipated films for Christmas here at eatmybrains, so we're going to run this news piece anyway.
In addition to aintitcool publishing the official US teaser poster, news has also reached us (via The New York Times) that the film will have a runtime of around three hours (roughly the same amount of time as the last two Lord of the Rings films).
Despite the budget of the film spiralling up to a reported $207 million (Peter, Fran and Phillipa Boyens recevived $20 million of that), Universal have saw the first rough cut of the film back in September, and have agreed to release the film at the three-hour length.
Universal chairwoman Stacey Snider commented; "I anticipated it would be long, but not this long," before adding, "this is a masterpiece. I can't wait to unveil it."
Can't wait to see it...
Described as a tragic love story between the ape and Naomi Watts, who plays Ann Darrow, an actress, King Kong also stars Adrien Brody, Jack Black and Andy Serkis in a dual role of the ape and the ship's cook, Lumpy.
Set in 1933 (the same year the original film was released) the remake will receive a blanket worldwide release from December 14th-16th (US will see the film on the 14th, whilst here in the UK we will have to wait a whole day until the 15th to see Kong in action).
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