A sequel, Son of Kong[?], was also released in 1933. The story concerned a return expedition to Skull Island discovers that the King has left behind an albino son.
The premise of a gaint gorilla brought to the United States for entertainment purposes and wreaking havoc was recycled in Mighty Joe Young[?], (1949, 1998), but was itself similar to that of an earlier O'Brien effort, The Lost World (1925), in which a brontosaurus rampages through London.
In 1978, King Kong was remade. Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges starred. A sequel, King Kong Lives[?], starring Linda Hamilton, followed a decade later. In 2003, Universal Pictures planned another remake with Peter Jackson directing.
The original, 1933 version has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Peter Jackson is going to be directing a new King Kong due out in 2005. The Universal Studios film will be fillmed in New Zealand.