Beauty and the Beast

Oscar-winner Peter Jackson is planning a remake.

The Hollywood Reporter: What key challenges does its filming present?

JACKSON: Writing the script is always the most critical and difficult job. The actual filming shouldn’t be too tricky once we assemble a great cast. Creating a strong emotional presence of Kong himself will be a challenge since he obviously won’t be joining us on set.

THR: How will your “King Kong” differ from the original and the first remake?

JACKSON: It’s based on the 1933 movie, and we will follow that basic plot and narrative structure. We will obviously be writing much more depth into the characters — approaching it as a drama rather than fantasy. We pretend the 1976 version doesn’t exist.