Mumbai: TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are teaming up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Hollywood’s tallest, darkest leading man King Kong. The celebration will begin 7 April, when TCM presents the original 1933 classic, which stars Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. Then on 11 April, TNT and TBS will simulcast director Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning 2005 remake, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.
"King Kong is an excellent example of how having a portfolio of networks like ours provides outstanding programming opportunities," said TBS and TNT senior vice president of programming Ken Schwab.
TCM senior vice president of programming Charles Tabesh added, "Through our celebration of King Kong’s 75th anniversary, we will be able to bring the past and present together in a way no other company can do."
In addition to the 11 April simulcast of Jackson’s acclaimed blockbuster, TNT will present encores of the film 12 April and 13 April. TCM will follow its 7 April presentation of the original 1933 version of King Kong with four other movie classics celebrating their 75th anniversary: Dinner at Eight, Little Women, 42nd Street and Queen Christina.