“DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH?” As the ultimate monster icon returns to the big screen in the global blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, Legendary Comics expands the MonsterVerse with the official graphic novel prequel to the film. Discover the secrets of Kong’s mythic origins as the cryptozoological adventurers of Monarch return to the birthplace of one our world’s greatest wonders. As a journey of discovery becomes a desperate escape mission, a team of operatives will fight to survive the hidden dangers of the island – and each other. Now available for the first time as one epic saga, join Monarch’s mission into myth, revealing the untold history of this god-like creature and the battle for survival that made him the last of his kind. This all-new collected edition includes declassified files from the Monarch datacore, revealing expert zoological analysis of some of Skull Island’s most extraordinary florafauna.
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
Author: Ray Morton
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts
Chronicling the making of all seven feature films in which King Kong has appeared - including the Peter Jackson film due for release in December 2005 - this book includes coverage of all the original films as well as the many variants and offshoots.
A prequel and sequel to the 1933 novel that introduced King Kong blends the talents of a renowned fantasy artist with those of a top science fiction writer to create a successor to the Depression-era fantasy that spawned numerous feature-length films.
Author: Will Shephard
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Performing Arts
When actor Will Shephard turned up at the Beverley Hills offices of Dino De Laurentiis, he expected to be interviewed for a modest role in the great man’s next production. “My agent told me on the phone that you were looking for actors who could do animal movements, but she didn’t tell me what the film was about,” said Will. “It’s King Kong,” said the producer. “You mean a remake of the 1933 film?” “Yes.” “What’s the role I’m being considered for?” “It’s Kong.” And so began an extraordinary few months in Will’s life as he joined fellow actor and make-up artist Rick Baker to become the one of the ‘guys in the ape suit’, striding through miniature jungles, wrestling a giant rubber snake, running amok in Manhattan and scaling the World Trade Center. Inside the suit it was fearsomely hot, the special contact lenses made him dizzy and he frequently had to insert a tube through the gorilla mask in order to breathe. But the illusion was perfect: audiences never knew that the highly publicized, forty-foot tall, mechanical Kong that had cost millions of dollars to develop only got a few seconds of exposure, and that on screen for the rest of the movie were Rick and Will, clad in rubber and bear-hide. Inside King Kong is Will’s journal of his experiences on the set in 1976. This delightful, engaging and funny account is accompanied by behind-the-scenes photographs that are being published for the first time.
Discovering the DNA of the great ape King Kong, Jack Denham, grandson of the moviemaker who had brought Kong to New York in 1933, classhes with ruthless business tycoon Carlton Hemming as both men attempt to clone the giant ape, only to discover that the monstrous creature that results must be returned to Skull Island. Original.
Doc Savage returns from his Fortress of Solitude to discover the cold corpse of King Kong lying on his doorstep. He stuns his men when he reveals that he knows this creature. The story of how Doc Savage first ventured to Skull Island back in 1920 comprises this epic adventure of how Doc Savage first became the Man of Bronze!
Author: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Children's stories
KING KONG is a giant gorilla, a huge and terrifying survivor from another age on an island trapped in a time warp. But the awesome creature is no match for the cunning of an ambitious promoter who sees Kong as a megastar showstopper and sets out to capture him. After endless thrills Kong is caught, but this is just the prelude to one of the most thrilling and famous of all cinema climaxes as Kong defies the world from the top of the Empire State Building, a majestic, tragic figure. Above all, KING KONG is a marvellous, timeless story, a worldwide favourite. Anthony Browne adds another dimension to this great classic and has produced a book which is a classic in its own right.