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News for Aug. 02, 2005

Post Production Diary - Pick Ups Day 4

8/02/05, 9:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Post Production Diary - Pick Ups Day 4

A day in the life of a glorified featured extra! Jed Brophy shows us what a typical day is for him while Peter Jackson is on his 4th day of Pick Up shooting on King Kong. Jed, along with Matthew Chamberlain, Lee Hartley and others give us the absolutely amazing details of the most action-packed day ever! Be sure to not miss Andy Serkis, a quick shot of Jack Black and Adrien Brody (still in that cage) and porridge...lots of porridge! [QT6 240x132px 7Mb] [QT4 320x176px 12Mb] [QT6 480x264px 16Mb] [Bit Torrents!]

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King Kong Is Back!

8/02/05, 6:43 pm EST - Xoanon

From channel4.com: Peter Jackson, lauded director of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, is back with a big budget retake on the gorilla goes ape classic, King Kong. So how many remakes have there been since the 1933 original? We walk down the path of furry fury to check out the brash, corny and occasionally best forgotten remakes. [More]

DVD Tuesday: Kretschmann's 'Downfall'

8/02/05, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

New to DVD this week is Thomas Kretschmann's 'Downfall'. A 2005 Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, this German historical drama stars Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire) as Hitler, whose psychic meltdown is depicted in sobering detail, suggesting a fallen, pathetic dictator on the verge on insanity, resorting to suicide (along with Eva Braun and Joseph and Magda Goebbels) as his Nazi empire burns amidst chaos in mid-1945. [More]

News for Aug. 01, 2005

Brody Gets Punk'd

8/01/05, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon

BrodyBabe writes: Thought I'd alert you that Adrien Brody was featured in Punk'd on MTV, and it was a very cute segment! Adrien comported himself very calmly and with flying colors while the prank was playing out unbeknownst to him! Click on the tiny "Next on Punk'd" link to see the trailer featuring Adrien, they will probably update and have the whole segment to view later on. [More]

News for Jul. 30, 2005

'Adventures of Merian C. Cooper' Book Available Soon

7/30/05, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Living Dangerously : The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong A heads up from JOHN MICHLIG for Kong-philes everywhere. Available August 2 is a great new book called LIVING DANGEROUSLY: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, by Mark Cotta Vaz. If you want to understand where nearly each and every element of KING KONG came from, you simply must learn about the incredible life of Merian C. Cooper, and you're in very good hands with Vaz. I'll go into some depth on the book and the enigmatic Cooper in an upcoming KONG FILES segment, but in the meantime, do your homework and preorder it HERE.

News for Jul. 29, 2005

Post Production Diary - 20 Weeks To Go (Pick Ups Day 1)

7/29/05, 8:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Post Production Diary - 20 Weeks To Go

They're baaaack! Almost all the cast and crew are back in New Zealand for the pick up shoot this week. Day one gets off to a roaring start as the gang are quickly hustled from the airport to the dressing room and off to Skull Island. Spotted on set are Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Evan Parke, Jed Brophy and more! We get to see some of the extra goodies they are shooting, Bell serves Brody dinner..in a cell? A close-up of Bell in what looks like the infamous 'log' scene. Plenty more jungle goodness with the Venture crew and more! Has it really been three years Jack? [QT6 240x132px 5Mb] [QT4 320x176px 9Mb] [QT6 480x264px 12Mb] [Bit Torrents!]

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

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News for Jul. 28, 2005

The New Yorker Goes Kong

7/28/05, 4:04 pm EST - Xoanon

The New Yorker Goes Kong 'Son of Kong' By Harry Bliss is featured in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Thanks to Kong Spy Rich for the image! [newyorker.com] [Image]

Kong Chat Tonight

7/28/05, 1:04 pm 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. 27, 2005

Comic-Con 2005: King Kong Panel Video

7/27/05, 8:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Comic-Con 2005: King Kong Panel Thanks to Andrew Ramsammy we have some great footage from the Comic-Con King Kong panel. Take a look at Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts and Jack Black as they answer fan questions and talk about things such as PJ's passion, serious roles for Jack Black and Naomi Watts stepping into Fay Wray's shoes. Take a look! [Large (QT 6 17MB)] [Small (QT 6 4MB)]

News for Jul. 26, 2005

Reel.com Awards Kong DVD(?) Feature & Watts

7/26/05, 10:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Richard writes: King Kong is selected best dvd special faeture and Naomi Watts best actress of comiccon2005 by reel.com. [More]

Best DVD Special Feature: Peter Jackson put together a King Kong clip of the King Kong/dinosaur fight that was part animation and part live action.

Best Actress Comic-Con 2005: King Kong's Naomi Watts.

Not too bad for a film not yet released, nor a DVD even HINTED at being released!

New Kong Fan Trailer Online

7/26/05, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Darth Gore writes: I just want to inform you that Ive made a second KONG trailer because of the sucees of my first one. It was a little bit tough to edit because the scenes in the trailer are short but in the end I am very happy with the result. [More]

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