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Tony Award-winning director John Rando has dropped out of plans to take a musical version of King Kong to Broadway due to timing issues. Producer...

King Kong To Take A Bow At Australia's Helpmann Awards

A new stage musical version of King Kong looks set to dominate Australia's Helpmann Awards after landing a special achievement honour and a slew of...

Broadway King Kong Musical In The Works

KING KONG will soon be terrorising New Yorkers on Broadway - plans are afoot to turn the monstrous creature into a stage musical.Producers at Australian...

Serkis To Monkey Around Again In Planet Of The Apes Prequel

KING KONG star ANDY SERKIS will don a monkey suit again to play a primate in PLANET OF THE APES prequel RISE OF THE APES.The...

King Kong Model Snapped Up By Mystery Bidder

A scale model of movie ape KING KONG has sold at auction in London for $194,000 (£121,250) - $46,000 (£28,750) less than its estimate.The metal...

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King Kong To Roar Again At Universal

Bosses at Los Angeles movie landmark Universal Studios are to rebuild the KING KONG tourist attraction that was destroyed in a 2008 fire which briefly...

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"I'm KING KONG. Kanye is human. Humans run when they see King Kong, because they're scared." 50 CENT is convinced he'll win the upcoming rap...

Is 'Pacific Rim 2' Really A Good Idea?

Tags: Guillermo Del Toro - King Kong - Godzilla - Roland Emmerich

With a slew of epic monster movies hitting cinema screens in recent years it seems there is a genuine renaissance in the sub-genre of disaster movie that bestowed upon the world the likes of Godzilla and King Kong. Pacific Rim, drawn from the imagination of Guillermo Del Toro, is a thoroughly contemporary take on the monster movie blueprint- awash with a myriad of spectacular CGI that resembled nothing short of a visual banquet.

Pacific RimDel Toro's Pacific Rim was a huge international hit but underperformed in the US.

The epic nature of the film posited a grand departure for Del Toro, who made his name through taut and often fantastical horror flicks including the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth. Del Toro has recently revealed that a second film was being developed even before the release of the first, yet it has still to be officially given the go ahead by the film’s developers, Legendary Pictures. As such, it seems that Pacific Rim is heading in the direction of most blockbuster films that have hit the cinema as of late and being dragged out into a franchise.

Continue reading: Is 'Pacific Rim 2' Really A Good Idea?

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