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News for Mar. 31, 2004

Adrien Brody Also Joins Jackson's King Kong

3/31/04, 2:50 am EST - leo

After Jack Black yesterday, today's addition to the cast of King Kong is (or is rumoured to be) none other than Adrian Brody! Brody is set to play adventurer Jack Driscoll, the last 'big part' to be cast. [More]

Graduates ape Jackson to get a job

3/31/04, 2:40 am EST - leo

A stunt by two film school graduates to prove they will do anything to get into the monkey business paid off when they met their hero. Fraser Ross, 23, and Aaron Franks, 20, are so desperate to get a job on Peter Jackson's next film, King Kong, they pulled out all stops to get the acclaimed director's attention. [More]

News for Mar. 29, 2004

Jack Black....In King Kong?!

3/29/04, 9:21 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comic actor Jack Black has been in cast alongside Naomi Watts in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong," the director said Monday. [More]

News for Mar. 12, 2004

More KONG Boat Pics

3/12/04, 4:55 pm EST - Xoanon

More images from the large boat heavily rumored to be in Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' film. The film is set to start rolling in late summer early fall (late winter early spring in NZ). This boat is going to be blown sky-high, or so the rumors go. [More]

News for Mar. 08, 2004

Wellington: Kong Barge Set for 'Big Explosion'

3/08/04, 10:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Things are coming together for Peter Jackson's King Kong. Soopi sends along this image of a large ship currently docked in Wellington. The ship is rumored to be used in a 'spectacular explosion' during the film. Anyone with closer access and a nice digital camera, send me some more images!. [More]

Richard Taylor Talks Rings/Kong on 'TV Show'

3/08/04, 9:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Ataahua writes: The New Zealand news magazine TV show, Sunday, had an interview with Weta's Richard Taylor just two days after the academy awards. Among the revelations were why Richard mentioned onstage at the Oscars the present he gave to his wife of the two live rats, who his favourite LOTR creature is, and why it is such a good thing to be a left-handed person in New Zealand. [More]

Elijah Wood Eyes Kong Part

3/08/04, 5:18 pm EST - maegwen

From SciFi.com: Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood (Frodo) told SCI FI Wire that he talked with Rings writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens after last week's Oscar ceremony about returning to New Zealand to snag a small part in director Peter Jackson's upcoming King Kong remake. [More]

Thanks to Frodo-esque for the link!

News for Mar. 04, 2004

From King To Kong

3/04/04, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon

Hobbits, elves and black-tied gentry erupted with joy Sunday night at the Hollywood American Legion Hall as Steven Spielberg presented filmmaker Peter Jackson the best picture Oscar for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, capping an evening in which the final Tolkien chapter won in all eleven of its nominated categories. [more]

News for Feb. 27, 2004

Peter Jackson ready for 'King Kong'

2/27/04, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Hollywood Reporter) -- New Zealander Peter Jackson has gone from making movies as a hobby to making movies about hobbits -- films that have helped him forge a filmmaking empire in New Zealand and build a reputation in Hollywood for pulling off the impossible. [More]

News for Dec. 24, 2003

Lord Of The Rings Stars Want To Join King Kong

12/24/03, 1:04 pm EST - Tookish

If you can dodge the pop-up adds, you might enjoy this article sent in from Ringer peregrintook. Oldish news but newish article: [More]

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