Trivia: When Carl and Preston are in the car, after stealing the reels of film, they discuss leading lady replacement possibilities. They note that "Fay" is a size 4, but Preston then says that she is already filming something for RKO. The RKO feature they refer to is the original King Kong, starring Fay Wray.
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Trivia: In the scene where Jack Driscoll is being shown his sleeping quarters among the cages on the Ventura, as he makes his way through the doorway with the Asian character, in the background there is a cage labelled "Sumatran Rat Monkey". This is a nod back to Peter Jackson's earlier Zombie film, 'Braindead' - the Sumatran Rat Monkey is brought to New Zealand, and with it comes the original source of the Zombie virus that affects the main characters within the film.
Trivia: The locust like insects that attack Jack Driscoll and are machine gunned off in the spider pit scene are called Wetas - which is the name of the special effects company owned by director Peter Jackson - Weta Digital. Also to be noted is that the weta is an insect native to New Zealand, where director Peter Jackson lives and where Kong was filmed - which is where the effects team got its name.