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News for Aug. 02, 2004

From an Oscar win to homelessness

8/02/04, 10:17 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK -- He is homeless. The youngest man to ever win a best actor Oscar doesn't even have a place to park his statue.

Adrien Brody, 31, did something extreme to win gold for his turn in the Holocaust-themed movie "The Pianist" (2002). He sold his home. He sold his car. He canceled his home phone number. [More]

News for Aug. 01, 2004

Billy Elliot Vs King Kong

8/01/04, 10:17 pm EST - Xoanon

When you’re heading off into the deepest, darkest and possibly most giant gorilla-infested jungle on Skull Island there are a few things you might want to pack. A camera, a big gun, someone who looks a bit like Fay Wray and — if you’re Peter Jackson — the screen's most famous ballet dancer. [More]

News for Jul. 29, 2004

Kong Pre Production Going Strong

7/29/04, 1:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Kong Pre Production Going Strong

Abner writes: Here's another update from Wellington... It seems that the large new concrete structure on Stone Street Studio's site, that I previously reported (and photographed on June 11) as a possible Kong film set turns out to be an entirely new large concrete building, possibly (probably?) a new indoor stage. [More]

Bell & Parke Join Jackson's King Kong

7/29/04, 7:38 am EST - leo

According to The Hollywood Reporter Jamie Bell (If I am not mistaken best known for his part in 'Billy Elliot') and Evan Parke ('Planet of the Apes') have joined the cast for Jackson's King Kong. Bell is set to play a young cameraman while Parke will play the first mate of 'The Venture', the boat sailing towards Skull Island. [More]

News for Jul. 27, 2004

Watts Plays Off Real Kong

7/27/04, 5:32 pm EST - leo

Naomi Watts, who stars in Peter Jackson's upcoming remake of King Kong, told SCI FI Wire that she initially worried that her simian co-star wouldn't be on the set and would be added in later with computer graphics, but that Jackson eased her fears. [More]

News for Jul. 18, 2004

Latest Wellywood News, KONG Update

7/18/04, 9:53 am EST - Xoanon

Deni writes: Well it seems that the Dominion Post agrees with my assessment that Miramar is becoming one huge film studio. The front page of their weekend business section was all about the various Peter Jackson Projects in the area, which along with Stone Street and Park Road Post include the refurbishment of an old cinema and a rumoured King Kong boat in the harbour. [More]

News for Jul. 13, 2004

Tokomaru doing its bit for King Kong

7/13/04, 12:21 pm EST - leo

Tokomaru will be helping King Kong conquer New York in Peter Jackson's latest movie. Steam engines from the privately-owned Tokomaru Steam Museum, 21km southwest of Palmerston North, have been hired by the movie-makers to create an engine in a ship. [More]

News for Jul. 02, 2004

Extras Call goes out for Kong

7/02/04, 4:27 pm EST - Tehanu

Wellington's Dominion newspaper carries a casting call for hundreds of extras to take part in Peter Jackson's King Kong. Many extras who worked in LOTR are reportedly very keen to take part in Jackson's next adventure.[More]

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