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News for Nov. 25, 2004

More From New York

11/25/04, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon

More From New York Gandalf writes: Lots of activity on the New York set today (Thu 25 Nov) with visibly more construction workers (and vehicles) than in my last photo call. This set looks to be the largest in extent as apparent in the first photo showing it's location in the industrial area of Seaview. Extra shipping containers are now on site (probably from the dismantled Skull Island set) with other changes including more concreted footpaths defining streets, new "buildings" being erected and more paint on the part of the set with the grey facade [More]

News for Nov. 24, 2004

Production Diary: Day 53

11/24/04, 2:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Production Diary: Day 53

There is no doubt that Peter Jackson has put New Zealand on the map in the eyes of Movie magazines around the world. Proof of this can be seen in this latest Production Diary which turns the cameras onto the press who have been covering the film. Junkets have been steadily getting bigger and bigger as the film continues and reporters from around the globe get a chance to visit the sets and interview the stars. Take a look at segments from Jack Black and Adrien Brody's interviews, as well as some action at The Wall! [QT6 240x132px 5.9Mb] [QT4 320x176px 11.2Mb] [QT6 480x264px 13.4Mb] [Bit Torrents!]

Like what you see? Discuss it in our new Chat Room! [Click Here] Or the Message Boards? [Click Here]

Kong Set No More

11/24/04, 2:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Kong Set No More Kong Spy Gandalf writes: It was a sad day for me today when I returned home to find the Skull Island set reduced to a pile of rubble and being scooped up into a dump truck (Wed 24 Nov). This group of photos needs no explanation... I guess it's safe to assume PJ is happy with the outdoor shooting here and won't be doing any pick-ups on this set! [More]

Happy Birthday Colin Hanks!

11/24/04, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Colin Hanks' Birthday! Colin, son of legendary star Tom Hanks, was born on November 24th, 1977 in Sacramento, California. That makes him 27 years old today! Happy Birthday Colin!

News for Nov. 23, 2004

Serkis Attends Supanova Exhibit in Oz

11/23/04, 7:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Tuckboro or Buckland writes: Just a note to let you know that Andy Serkis has been confirmed as a guest at the Supanova Pop Culture Exhibition in Brisbane, Australia on April 9-10, 2005. [More]

How Could it NOT be New York?!

11/23/04, 2:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Backers of Peter Jackson's $200 million King Kong have dismissed a British newspaper report that the world premiere will be held in New York next year. The Daily Mail newspaper this week reported that "the premiere will be in New York, just before it goes into thousands of cinemas around the world". [More]

Brody & Watts Staples on Auction

11/23/04, 2:50 pm EST - Xoanon

In what seems to be clever yet slightly odd promotion for a good cause or two, Staples has some autographed...staples for auction. You can pick up Adrien Brody's or Naomi Watts' staple for a good price! [More]

News for Nov. 22, 2004

PJ Wants Your Emails!

11/22/04, 10:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson's Production Diary entries have been nothing short of groundbreaking in terms of behind the scene access. We as fans have seen things never available to us before. Peter has decided to take this one step further, in his latest entry he asks YOU to send in ideas or questions you may have for HIM. The first batch of more than 300 emails has been sent over to him. Peter will either select a few to answer or will let YOU decide from a few by an online poll. But he still wants more! Be sure to drop us a line with your idea or question about King Kong, film-making, or anything else! [Email]

Serkis Gets 'Spook'ed

11/22/04, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Adele writes: Andy Serkis will make a guest appearance in the next episode of the MI5 thriller series "Spooks" on November 27th on BBC THREE. He will play a rock star called Riff who's baby son is kidnapped during a party. [More]

Hadlow Confirms Kong Involvement & Dance Number

11/22/04, 10:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Campo writes: I just saw New Zealand actor Mark Hadlow interviewed on Good Morning which is a breakfast talk show which screens here in New Zealand. He was talking about King Kong and his involvement in it. Said that he has been rehearsing for weeks with Naomi Watts on a scene that they are doing together which is a dance sequence. he said in the scene that he is dressed up as the woman and she is dressed up as the man. Said he believes they are filming it next week.

UK Daily Mail Talks Kong

11/22/04, 3:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Darrow from our Kong Message Boards sent along this scan from the latest issue of the UK Daily Mail. [More]

News for Nov. 21, 2004

KONG: King of Skull Island Update

11/21/04, 8:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Author Joe DeVito writes: I just received a copy of my book - KONG: King of Skull Island, the Cooper authorized prequel/sequel to the original King Kong story with a forward by Ray Harryhausen - that was posted last week. As a life-long fan of King Kong, this book has been a true labor of love. After so many years working on this project, it is difficult to comprehend that I can finally hold it in my hands. [More]

CineLive Magazine Talks Kong

11/21/04, 12:16 pm EST - Xoanon

CineLive Magazine Talks Kong Kong Spy Cécile sends along scans from the latest issue of the french magazine 'CineLive'. It features a full article (in french) and some photos from the Kong set. Take a look at the scan of the visitors pass, showing the same King Kong logo seen in Production Diary Day 36. [More]

News for Nov. 19, 2004

Production Diary: Day 51

11/19/04, 2:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Production Diary: Day 51

What is involved in hauling an entire multi-million dollar production to odd locations around Wellington? A ton more than you think! Just imagine the logistical nightmare of food, water, power, trucks, props, computers, cameras, extras, and more! PJ's unit teams give us a guided tour of all the background things that tend to miss the spotlight, but are just as important! Be sure to watch out for a fuzzy drawing of KONG, a SKIIP getting his makeup done, and more! Also make sure to catch PJ's special message to everyone at the end of the diary entry! [More]

Nothing escapes the eye of true Kong fans

11/19/04, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Fans of Peter Jackson's $200 million King Kong continue to pore over every minute detail on filming in Wellington in an attempt to work out what we will see. An eagle-eyed fan even went to the trouble of enlarging a tiny picture stuck to a clapper board (Sticker Kong Lives! -Xo) in one of the videos on website kongisking.net. It shows the head of a ferocious-looking gorilla. Could this be it? The face of the 15-metre beast that battles biplanes while gripping the top of the Empire State Building? Unlike some video games based on movies, Jackson is having input into the King Kong version to play on televisions and computers. But people will also be able to play a King Kong game on their mobile phones. The game, which features Skull Island and New York, will be released the same day as the film – on December 14, 2005. Meanwhile, some details of spinoff toys were revealed at the New York Toy Fair. Besides the usual range of action figures there was a 35-centimetre King Kong Skull Island Playset, a pair of "King Kong extendable arms" and a King Kong v T-Rex battling game. [More] [Article Scan]

News for Nov. 18, 2004

Classic Kong Screened at U of Waikato

11/18/04, 2:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Stephen from the University of Waikato writes: Film Waikato and the University of Waikato are having a Double Feature Presentation of the 1933 classic King Kong, followed by the audience participation version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in Hamilton, NZ on Thursday 25 November. Both are classic films about misunderstood monsters with strong kiwi connections. [More]

Kong CHAT Tonight!

11/18/04, 12:50 pm EST - Xoanon

It is time to come together to talk Kong! The new chatroom has been a great success, however some people have been popping in at odd hours when there is no one to chat with. To that end I've devised a KONG Chat time, a set time and date for all Kong Chatters to meet and have fun! The next scheduled Kong Chat will be TONIGHT (Thursday, November 18th) at 9:30PM Eastern Standard Time. World times are below, if you need more help click here. [GET CHATTING]

9:30PM (Thursday) EST in New York, Montreal
6:30PM (Thursday) PST in Los Angeles, Seattle
2:30AM (Friday) in Greenwich
10:30AM (Friday) in Hong Kong
1:30PM (Friday) in Sydney
3:30PM (Friday) in Auckland

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