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News for Jan. 06, 2005

Kong Screening at UCLA

1/06/05, 6:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Tommy writes: The UCLA Film & Television Archive is screening the original KING KONG on January 19th followed by a Q&A with Ray Harryhausen! It's part of their 'Films that Inspired Me' series!

News for Jan. 05, 2005

Watts to Present Golden Globe

1/05/05, 2:07 pm EST - leo

Naomi Watts has been named amongst the presenters of this years Golden Globes. And in good company she is: other presenters include Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Robbins, Charlize Theron and Will Ferrell! [More]

PJ To Film 'Bones' After Kong

1/05/05, 1:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Ain't It Cool News is reporting that Peter Jackson and his producing team of Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyes and Jan Blenkin are looking to adapt the Alice Sebold novel 'The Lovely Bones' as his post-Kong project.

'Bones' tells the story of a young girl who is murdered, she then watches her family from the afterlife. PJ and Boyens were both quoted in the latest (and I think last) issue of the Lord of the Rings fanclub magazine. [More]

Pick up a copy of 'The Lovely Bones' from Amazon.com today!

News for Jan. 04, 2005

AICN has 'King Kong' as No. 1 Most Anticipated Movie of 2005

1/04/05, 8:50 am EST - Celeborn

Harry over at AICN has posted his top 20 films to watch of 2005. Leading the pack is none other than Peter Jackson's 'King Kong!' Check out the complete list over at AICN. [Click Here]

News for Jan. 03, 2005

MSN Movies Talks Kong

1/03/05, 10:07 pm EST - Xoanon

MSN Talks King Kong One of the most iconic movie images of the 20th Century was the monster ape King Kong holding the beautiful Fay Wray in one hand and swatting away biplanes with the other as he stood atop the Empire State Building. Fresh off the landmark success of his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Peter Jackson is getting the chance to remake the classic tale he's loved for years. Ignoring the "modern" 1976 version (featuring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange), Jackson's movie will take place as the original did -- in the 1930's. This time, Naomi Watts stars as the object of the ape's affection with Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Andy Serkis (providing the movements for Kong) rounding out the cast. With Jackson's special effects team at Weta Digital in tow, get ready for a dramatic return to Skull Island. [More]

New York Set Details

1/03/05, 7:54 pm EST - Xoanon

New York Set Details Dadastep writes: Are you interested in some pics of the New York set in Wellington. I read about gandalf and his distance spy pics but I have some closer up ones. The paint is going on thick and fast transforming wood to stone, not an easy feat. It's really amazing what the pros can do and we all know PJ has the best of the best. [More]

Kong Lecture at Anima2005 Con

1/03/05, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Movielad sends along word from the Anima2005 Convention. The Con will feature a lecture by Barry Purves on his work on Peter Jackson s "King Kong". [More]

Need A Translator? Use A Kiktionary!

1/03/05, 7:44 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks on our Message Boards have come up with an easy-to-use feature for newbies to the site, the Kiktionary! Take a look to learn the difference between a GAAAAAAAAAA and a SKIIP. [More]

News for Jan. 02, 2005

Happy Birthday Evan Parke!

1/02/05, 11:49 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Evan Parke's Birthday! Evan plays SS Venture crewman 'Hayes' in Peter Jackson's remake. Evan was born on January 2nd, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica. That makes him 37 years old today! Happy Birthday Evan!

More 'D' Concert Coverage

1/02/05, 11:38 am EST - Xoanon

Spooky Chicken writes: Don't know if this was reported by previous NZ concert goers but at the Sydney tenacious D gig, the 'D' performed a song entitled 'King Kong'. It was an epic song of monstrous proportions, although they didn't appear to have constructed an ending. A point was made of this. Mr Black told the audience that the song had been presented to Peter Jackson, and whilst he did in fact like it, the somewhat...'moving' song will not actually appear in King Kong. [More]

News for Dec. 29, 2004

Watts' 'The Assassination of Richard Nixon' Out in Limited Release

12/29/04, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Naomi Watts' latest film 'The Assassination of Richard Nixon', starring Sean Penn & Don Cheadle, has opened in limited release. The film, about a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream, is open in New York, Santa Monica & Los Angeles. [Showtimes]

News for Dec. 28, 2004

Village Wall Set Update

12/28/04, 11:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Village Wall Set Update Gandalf writes: After visiting the New York set I returned to the Village Wall set to find the wall... gone! A largely empty lot is all that remains, with a lonely blue screen propped up by a few shipping containers. What is left however, is the part of the set with old village ruins in front (or behind?) where the wall stood. All the statues have been removed, but several stone buildings and stairs still remain - some parts intact and at odd angles. Also on site are the two massive skulls that once might have flanked a path or entrance to the village(?) - one of which has broken and fallen down. While much of the set dressing is probably gone, I'm sure you'll agree that what's left still looks impressive! [More]

New York Set Update

12/28/04, 11:23 pm EST - Xoanon

New York Set Update Gandalf writes: Wellington's New York was relatively quiet today (Wed 29), but nevertheless, progress is clearly visible since my last visit. The part of the set which appears to match Mickey's Burlesque house from an earlier PD has a blue undercoat, while further along that same block a facade appears to be finished. The subway entrance also looks a little different, while the tram (near the marquee and site office) has now been shielded from prying eyes by a black cover! The last image is a large panorama showing the entire set. [More]

Serkis Joins Black During Tenacious D Concert

12/28/04, 12:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Jason writes: I don't know if you've reported this but Andy Serkis appeared as Gollum at Wellington's Tenacious D concert last night (Monday 27th). He and Jack Black sang "You're the one that I want" from Grease. It featured a nice lil bit of Scat between Serkis & Black.

Kong Fans - Help with the Tsunami Relief Efforts

12/28/04, 11:06 am EST - Celeborn

With the recent 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean, it is estimated that 40,000 people have been killed by the resulting Tsunami that hit countries in the surrounding area. This immense tragedy deserves the attention of the entire world community, so we ask you take a moment to consider supporting the relief efforts for the area. Please follow this link for a listing of diaster relief agencies that are currently mobilizing efforts to help. [Diaster Relief]

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