King Kong script
King Kong (2005)
Synopsis: King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film co-written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson. A remake of the 1933 film of the same name, the film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character. Set in 1933, King Kong tells the story of an overly ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island. There they encounter Kong, a legendary giant gorilla, whom they capture and display in New York City, with tragic results.

EXT. SKIES OVER FRANCE 1917 - DAY

CAMERA drifts towards a large puffy cloud floating 6000ft above the

French countryside ...

... a roar of engines - sounding like angry buzzing bees - and three

... six ... NINE SOPWITH CAMEL FIGHTER PLANES emerge from the cloud,

flying in tight formation. These are frail looking, but deadly single

seat BIPLANES, each armed with twin Vickers machine guns. The height of

1917 aircraft design, built for the sole purpose of blasting German

planes out of the skies.

SUPER "FRANCE 1917"

JACK DRISCOLL and his buddy, MATT HAMON are flying two of the CAMELS at

the rear of the formation. An UPTIGHT BRIT - McKECKNIE, is flying along

side them. He's as JUMPY AS HELL, scanning the skies for enemy planes.

MATT looks around furtively. None of the other pilots are looking in

their direction. With practiced skill, MATT reaches down for something

in his tiny cockpit ... HE STANDS UP, wedging the control column

between his knees and turns back towards JACK'S Camel ... a BASEBALL IN

HIS HAND!! With equal proficiency, JACK jams his control column between

his knees and stands, brandishing a BASEBALL BAT! Both pranksters have

to fight against the fierce slipstream as MATT THROWS THE BALL.I across

fifty feet of sky towards JACK! He prepares to swing, but the ball

FALLS SHORT, getting MINCED in JACK'S propeller! A quick look around to

make sure no one is looking, and MATT reaches down again, grabbing

ANOTHER BASEBALL out of the bag of balls he carries in his cockpit!

MATT PITCHES it back towards JACK ... he swings and smashes the ball

into the side of McKECKNIE'S PLANE! He LEAPS WITH FRIGHT, his CAMEL

wobbling in the sky as he frantically spins around, thinking he's been

hit by enemy fire!

JACK and MATT sit in their cockpits, innocently looking the other way!

Sudden MACHINE GUN FIRE ... The SQUADRON LEADER has fired his guns to

attract the attention of all his pilots. He gestures down ...

JACK looks down ... 3 large GERMAN BOMBERS, escorted by 6 sleek

ALBATROSS fighters are heading towards Allied lines, about 1000 feet

below.

With a wave of the SQUADRON LEADERS arm, the NINE CAMELS peel away

towards the GERMAN PLANES. The fun is over for JACK and MATT as they

grimly steer their planes into the steep dive ...

WOOD CREAKS, WIRE WHISTLES as the CAMELS shudder against the wind

resistance. Wings sometimes crumple like matchwood in dives as steep as

this. JACK squints as he lines up an ALBATROSS in his gun-sights. The

Germans have not spotted the FAST APPROACHING CAMELS ...

The Camel Pilots OPEN FIRE virtually simultaneously - 18 MACHINE GUNS

send yellow TRACER BULLETS ripping into the German planes. Within

seconds, 3 ALBATROS are destroyed! One spins away in flames, another

literally collapses under a hail of bullets and the third collides with

one of the BOMBERS, causing both planes to tumble out of the sky.

It's a turkey shoot as the CAMELS fly through the German formation,

turning sharply to attack again before the enemy pilots can recover.

McKECKNIE blasts at the NOSE GUNNER of a German BOMBER, pumping so many

bullets into his plane, the NOSE SECTION DISINTEGRATES and the GERMAN

FALLS OUT ... This is in the days before parachutes ...

CLUNK!!! The GERMAN GUNNER LANDS ON JACK'S WING!!! He desperately hangs

on, spread eagled, FINGERS GRIPPING the wing edges ... JACK stares at

him, amazed ...

This is one of those defining moments in life ... With a flick of his

CONTROL STICK, JACK could send this guy sailing into space. It is a

moment he will remember till the end of his days ... JACK makes EYE

CONTACT - the GERMAN is terrified, helpless ...

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Fran Walsh

Frances Rosemary "Fran" Walsh, Lady Jackson, MNZM (born 10 January 1959), is a New Zealand screenwriter, film producer and lyricist. She is the wife of filmmaker Peter Jackson. They have two children: Billy and Katie. more…

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