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News for Jul. 25, 2005

Get The Kong Kredit Kard

7/25/05, 6:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Commemorating the theatrical release of King Kong, Universal and Chase are launching the King Kong Limited Edition Universal Entertainment MasterCard®, available beginning October 1, 2005. The new card, an illustration of Kong on the the front, depicting a poignant moment on Skull Island, is the ultimate design for fans eagerly awaiting the release of the movie. Consumers may pre-register for the card by visiting the official KING KONG movie website and clicking on 'Get the Card' - and in the months leading up to the film, have the opportunity to receive King Kong theatrical updates, sneak-peeks at Limited Edition Kong merchandise and much more. [More]

News for Jul. 24, 2005

More iFilm Kong Coolness

7/24/05, 9:57 pm EST - Xoanon

richard writes: The ifilm.com have since put up 2 more video clips of the comiccon2005 king kong presentation with Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody and Jack Black on the panel. [More]

Jack Black on Peter Jackson's Weight Loss
How did the normally portly director lose so much weight during the filming of King Kong, while Jack has remained the same? As Mr. Black says, "Fat, skinny: That dude's a genius!"

Adrien Brody 'Enough about the D!'
Sounds like a certain someone is jealous of the lavish attention heaped on his co-star. Then, when a fan gets Adrien's name wrong ... watch out!

News for Jul. 23, 2005

Thomas Blackshear's 'The 8th Wonder of the World' Now on Sale!

7/23/05, 12:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Thomas Blackshear's 'The 8th Wonder of the World' Now on Sale!

Introducing The 8th Wonder of the World, the Thomas Blackshear image that captures the essence of the movie experience. Available in both an archival collector poster ($25 unframed: 24” wide X 36” high) and a limited edition litho print ($150 unframed: 21” wide X 30-1/2” high). Call today while supplies last at 866-662-KONG. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

New 'King Kong' Mimics The Original

7/23/05, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson fans got their first look at footage from "King Kong" when the trailer hit cinemas with Stephen Spielberg's "War of the Worlds." At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, they also got to see the "Kong" action figures that could be filling their Christmas stockings. [More]

Nintendo Magazine Talks Kong Game

7/23/05, 11:47 am EST - Xoanon

Nintendo Magazine Talks Kong Game The latest issue of Nintendo Magazine features some amazing screenshots and article on the King Kong game. [More]

Mad Movies Talks Kong

7/23/05, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

Mad Movies Talks Kong Kong Spy Bob sends along this small scan from Mad Movies Magazine, a French movie magazine. It features Kong on the cover with the headline 'King Kong: Peter Jackson and his monster'. [More]

News for Jul. 22, 2005

Post Production Diary - 21 Weeks To Go

7/22/05, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon

Post Production Diary - 21 Weeks To Go

Peter Jackson and his crew are preparing for pick up shooting. Costumes, Make-up, the Art Department, Greens, Props and more are being prepared. Sets are being re-created in small, compact versions of their previous main shooting incarnations. Skull Island sets next to the SS Venture, Anne Darrow's room next to a poop infested animal cage...it's controlled chaos! Behind it all PJ's team prepares with a quick game of '9-Square' (seems like a hopscotch and dodge ball love-child), take a look..and get ready...the cast and crew are heading back to Skull island again! [QT6 240x132px 7Mb] [QT4 320x176px 12Mb] [QT6 480x264px 16Mb] [Bit Torrents!]

Email us your questions and PJ may answer them in a future Post Production Diary!

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News for Jul. 21, 2005

French Premiere Talks Kong

7/21/05, 12:26 pm EST - Xoanon

French Premiere Talks Kong The folks from French Premiere Magazine have sent us an advance cover image of their latest issue. Kong graces the cover in all his glory! Take a look! This issue will hit French newstands Tuesday (July 26). [More]

iFilm.com Goes Geek with Kong

7/21/05, 11:36 am EST - Xoanon

The folks at ifilm.com were in attendance at Comic-con's King Kong panel with Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts and Jack Black. Take a look at their video. Follow this link and click on IFILM Exclusive: Comic-Con 2005. [More]

Kong Chat Tonight

7/21/05, 11:26 am EST - Xoanon

It is time to come together and talk Kong! The 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 day of the week for all Kong chatters to meet and have fun! The bi-weekly Kong Chats will be Thursday nights at 8:30PM Eastern Standard Time (a new Saturday chat has been added click here for more info). World times are below, if you need more help click here. [Kong Java Chat Room] [irc chat settings: SERVER www.theonering.net ROOM: #kongisking.net]

8:30PM (Thursday) EST in New York, Montreal
5:30PM (Thursday) PST in Los Angeles, Seattle
1:30AM (Friday) in GMT (UK)
2:30AM (Friday) (Central European Time)
10:30AM (Friday) in Sydney, Australia
12:30PM (Friday) in Auckland, Wellington, New Zealand

News for Jul. 20, 2005

Comic-Con 2005 goes ape for King Kong Cartoon

7/20/05, 11:17 am EST - Xoanon

MrCere writes: SAN DIEGO – Well, well, well, damned if Peter Jackson didn’t pull of a little miracle. See, Comic-Con in San Diego, especially on Saturday, is a big outlet for Hollywood hype. For the price of a quickie plane ticket, a cab ride and 6,000 baseball caps or posters, big movie studios can target a core audience for a genre film like a sniper through a scope. Fans pay $40 to something close to $100 (all week pass) to basically sit through Hollywood’s commercials on the Saturday of the Con. Showing your commercial to people who pay for the privilege of watching it is a pretty special marketing opportunity. [More]

Kong Files IX: King Kong Lives Part 2

7/20/05, 10:30 am EST - Xoanon

John Michlig writes: I’ll assume that the general warm fuzzy feelings surrounding Peter Jackson’s trailer for King Kong has properly inoculated the kongisking.net community to the point that it’s safe to once again to dip into King Kong Lives, the horrid result of the last time a major studio undertook a Kong project. [More]

Lucas on Wellywood Vacation

7/20/05, 10:28 am EST - Xoanon

ShineWonder writes: I just saw on NZ's tv one show "headliners" that 'Star Wars' creator/director George Lucas is over here in NZ on holiday and spending some time with Peter Jackson. Apparently it is all pleasure and no 'business'. They used PJ's jet to travel to Queenstown (today?).

News for Jul. 19, 2005

Ray Harryhausen in Montreal!

7/19/05, 10:47 pm EST - Xoanon

From fpsmagazine.com: This weekend fps (in conjunction with the Fantasia film festival) will be hosting the first in a series of presentations titled Animation Innovators. Our first guest will be stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen, who will be discussing his life and work. There will also be a rare screening of a pristine print of Jason and the Argonauts, featuring the classic scene where Jason fights off an army of stop-mo skeletal warriors. To top it all off, there will be a post-screening autograph session. It's an entire afternoon of fun for a mere $9! [More]

Serkis and Fry Join Stormbreaker

7/19/05, 10:40 am EST - Xoanon

Andy Serkis ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, upcoming King Kong) and Stephen Fry have joined the cast of Stormbreaker, says The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Geoffrey Sax from a screenplay by Anthony Horowitz and based on the first of Horowitz's series of novels about a reluctant teenage spy, the cast also includes Sarah Bolger, Damian Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Missi Pyle, Alicia Silverstone and Ashley Walters. [More]

King Kong's Immersive Style

7/19/05, 10:24 am EST - Xoanon

From Matt Casamassina at IGN.com: Go ahead and take a look at the official screenshots of the Ubisoft-developed King Kong, an action-adventure based on the upcoming Peter Jackson-directed movie of the same name. Notice something funny about the images? It's almost difficult to place at first, but if you're like us, your eyes may tell you that the screens represent real-time scenes from the ambitious game, and yet your brain argues against the judgment. It's hard to look at the shots without labeling them -- even if only for a split second -- as concept art. [More]

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