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News for Jun. 11, 2004

KING KONG: Serkis won't just provide CG help...

6/11/04, 1:34 am EST - Celeborn

We knew Andy Serkis would lend his motion capture performance to the great Ape in PJ's upcoming 'King Kong' but now the The Hollywood Reporter confirms he will also play Lumpy the Cook, a non-cg character. [More]

News for May 19, 2004

King Kong Filming in LA Too?

5/19/04, 3:44 am EST - leo

ComingSoon.net is running a story today about a King Kong-set built in the Universal backlot in LA. This would contradict previous reports that filming for PJ's next movie would only take place in NZ. Be sure to read it here!

News for May 18, 2004

King Kong plane bound for museum

5/18/04, 4:05 pm EST - leo

A replica pre-World War II plane being built for Peter Jackson's King Kong movie will be housed at a new $3 million aviation museum in Blenheim when filming finishes in March next year. [More]

News for May 16, 2004

Hoax audition drags in the crowds

5/16/04, 12:08 pm EST - Xoanon

They lined up in droves at Massey University yesterday, hoping for a place in New Zealand's cinematic history. Lured to Massey's Recreation Centre by the chance of eventually working with multi-Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson on his upcoming production of King Kong, the queue stretched out the door. All the potential actors waiting for the magic call were actually the victim of an elaborate hoax, cooked up by students as a capping stunt. [More]

News for May 15, 2004

Jack Black Goes from Sharks to Apes

5/15/04, 10:22 pm EST - Xoanon

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Jack Black sure is keeping busy in the animal kingdom, switching from vegetarian sharks to rampaging apes. After doing the voiceover for a shy and sensitive shark in the animation movie "Shark Tale," Black is off to New Zealand to star in a remake of "King Kong." [More]

News for May 09, 2004

Email protest puts NZ on map

5/09/04, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon

After an epic trilogy, countless academy awards and a persuasive internet campaign, a Hollywood film studio now agrees New Zealand deserves to be in the global spotlight. Universal Studios has been forced into an embarrassing backdown and has confirmed it will add New Zealand to the impressive globe that stands at the entrance to its Los Angeles theme park. [More]

News for May 07, 2004

Kong Barge 'Manuia' Work Continues

5/07/04, 12:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Kong Barge 'Manuia' Work Continues
Kong Barge 'Manuia'

Abner writes: Here's the best shot of the Manuia boat I took today. They seemed to be fireproofing the inside of the boat earlier today, at least that's what one of the vans had written on the side of it. [More]

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