View Full Version : Kong Is Based On Real Apes

November 3rd, 2005, 06:41 AM
From SciFi Wire:


Kong Is Based On Real Apes

Peter Jackson, director of the upcoming remake of King Kong, told SCI FI Wire that he and actor Andy Serkis, who provides movement for the computer-generated giant ape, studied real gorillas to give Kong his personality. "There's nothing hugely radical or complex we've done with Kong in the movie, other than try to make him as believable a giant gorilla as ... you could possibly imagine," Jackson said in a news conference beamed by satellite from New Zealand recently. Jackson modeled the giant ape after a male Silverback gorilla, and Serkis and he studied real apes to get an insight into Kong's movements and behavior. (Serkis provided the movements for Jackson's computer-generated Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films as well.)

November 3rd, 2005, 07:36 AM
You learn something new everyday!

November 6th, 2005, 04:03 PM
lol, when i seen the thread title i thought that it was gonna say that apes the size of kong existed some time in the past :eek:
My imagination took control of my mind again ;)