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News for Sep. 04, 2005

Snaps from Skull Island

9/04/05, 1:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Snaps from Skull Island From the NZ Herald: Here's more shots form Peter Jackson's KING KONG. The countdown for it's Decemeber release is ticking ever closer, with the film heavily into its heavy computer post-production phase. There's no more shots of the big hairy guy yet. But this latest lot of postcards from Skull Island suggest it's just the spot for a holiday filled with romance and adventure and natural wonders. If only they would do (SIC!) something about all that grunting and screaming from the next room... [More]

Air New Zealand King Kong Contest

9/04/05, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Its the movie event of the year and everyone whos anyone in Hollywood will be there. Now you and a friend could be joining them with VIP passes to the world premiere of King Kong in New York. Its a once in a lifetime chance to fly business class to New York, stay in the heart of Times Square and schmooze with the stars. To enter, all you need to do is book a flight or holiday online at during September. [More]

News for Sep. 03, 2005

Dragon*Con 2005 Report

9/03/05, 11:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Kikn regular {8thWonder} sends this in from DragonCon 2005: Wednesday night as I was parusing the boards I came across a post by Yellowstonetim on Atomic's Dragon Con Thread asking what city the con was being held in. Much to my surprise Altaira replied telling YST the con was in Atlanta just 90 minutes south of me! A trip to the Chattanooga CD and DVD exchange and I had the coin to go, threw on my Star Wars logo t-shirt, grabbed my knapsack and roared off to play with the geeks! [More]

Please Donate to Hurricane Relief

9/03/05, 11:51 am EST - Xoanon

Kong fans interested in giving money for Hurricane relief can follow these links to donate. Thanks!! redcross.org or give.redcross.org

Weekend Kong Chat

9/03/05, 11:08 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 we've devised 2 KONG Chat times, a set time and day of the week for all Kong chatters to meet and have fun! Tonight's chat will be at 5:30PM Eastern Standard Time (click here for more info). World times are below, if you need more help click here.

5:30PM (Saturday) EST in New York, Montreal
2:30PM (Saturday) PST in Los Angeles, Seattle
11:30PM (Saturday) (Central European Time)
7:30AM (Sunday) in Sydney
9:30AM (Sunday) in Auckland, Wellington

Dragon-Con is breathing fire

9/03/05, 11:01 am EST - Xoanon

MrCere writes: ATLANTA - TheOneRing.net and KongIsKing.net is right in the middle of the action of a typical hot and heavy opening day of Dragon-Con. KiKn (appropriately) kicked off the show's opening at 1 p.m. with an advanced look at Peter Jackson's King Kong. [More]

News for Sep. 02, 2005

Japanese Kong Promo Goodies!

9/02/05, 2:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Japan Amusement Machine Photos Paul writes: I have some promotional photos I took from the Japan Amusement Machine show recently. I am not sure if those promotion art banners have been shown in Comic-Con or other shows etc. I have not seen them before for sure. Those are the prototype movie goods that maybe released in the Japanese movie theaters when the movie opens. In Japan, they sell goods at the theaters, like T-shirts, and key chains stuffs. [More]

CNET Talks Kong!

9/02/05, 2:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Kikn regular Baz writes: I found this ineteresting video preveiwing the next-gen game of King Kong, at cnet.com. It shows a must-see clip of footage from the game. Enjoy it! [More]

Post Production Diary - 15 Weeks To Go

9/02/05, 11:16 am EST - Xoanon

Post Production Diary - 15 Weeks To Go

15 weeks to go and the Foley artists are knee deep in mud working on all Foley effects. What is a Foley Artist? These folks are responsible for 99% of the sounds you hear in a movie...ANY sound, from the most mundane coffee cup to the eerie sounds deep inside skull island. They have a ton of creative ways to re-create these sounds, and use everything (including the kitchen sink) at their disposal to achieve it. Take a look! (I want that Venture ship wheel!) [QT6 240x132px 5Mb] [QT4 320x176px 11Mb] [QT6 480x264px 13Mb] [Bit Torrents!]

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

Like what you see? Discuss it in our Chat Room! [Click Here] Or the Message Boards? [Click Here]

News for Sep. 01, 2005

Jackson's Rings case may be nearer to settlement

9/01/05, 5:22 pm EST - Xoanon

New Line Cinema's decision to make a landmark payout to veteran Hollywood producer Saul Zaentz over claims against Lord of the Rings profits may boost the chances of settlement of a similar claim by New Zealand director Peter Jackson, an industry commentator says. Zaentz sued the studio last year for $US20 million ($NZ29.3 million) he said was owed from Lord of the Rings (LOTR) profits. Jackson separately sued the studio in March, and is thought to be claiming $US100 million. [More]

Andy Dick Asks Jack Black To Play God For 'First Time'

9/01/05, 5:13 pm EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD Anyone who has ever spent more than five minutes with Andy Dick has probably questioned the over-the-top comedian's sanity. But for his latest film and directorial debut the former "News Radio" star is milking his oddball behavior and taking it straight to the big screen. Although still tentatively titled "Danny Roane: First Time Director," the movie has already wrapped shooting and is in the final stages of post-production. Dick wrote, produced, directed and starred in the flick that will feature a slew of cameos from some of the funny man's comrades. Jack Black included. [More]

Kong Chat Tonight

9/01/05, 5:03 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 Aug. 31, 2005

Michel Ancel: Beyond Good

8/31/05, 3:04 pm EST - Xoanon

After years of almost uninterrupted disappointment, it's hardly surprising that we shudder almost every time someone mentions movie-to-videogame adaptations. The fact that people are still holding up GoldenEye on N64 as The Way To Do Things eight years on isn't great. Electronic Arts has had a few decent cracks with its The Lord of The Rings titles, but then it soils its own linen with unbelievably shoddy fodder such as Catwoman or the a succession of underwhelming Bond games. Activision almost nailed it with Spider-Man 2, VU Games flopped badly with Van Helsing, The Hulk and Dark Angel and yet got it right with The Chronicles Of Riddick, but for the most part publishers contents themselves with ultra-safe kid-friendly fodder that most of us could do without. So much potential, so little end product. [More]

News for Aug. 30, 2005

Oscar's Fight Club

8/30/05, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Even way sexed-up in black spandex, Charlize Theron's twenty-fifth-century assassin, Aeon Flux, looks like putty in the mighty mitt of King Kong. So don't be surprised if the beast kills the beauty in the fall film race. Expect Aeon Flux to ring a few box-office bells, as will Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia and any other damn thing with a franchise behind it, including Saw II. Getting Academy attention is trickier. Audiences are equally fussy. We'll line up for summer junk (Fantastic Four, The Dukes of Hazzard,). But in fall we expect movies to be, well, good. [More]

Ubisoft's Peter Jackson's King Kong Wins Best Of GC PS2 At 2005 Games Convention

8/30/05, 3:56 pm EST - Xoanon

London, UK: August 30, 2005 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, announced that its upcoming interactive game, Peter Jackson's King Kong was awarded the Best GC PS2 award at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. The prize was selected by a panel of six leading media specialists. More than 134,000 visitors and 280 exhibitors attended the Games Convention 2005, making it the biggest game fair in Europe. Describing the game, the jury shared why they selected the game as Best of GC PS2: "Peter Jackson's King Kong shows how an intense game environment can be created when a game designer and movie director collaborate on a video game project. The action adventure game transports players inside the movie and allows them to see what's possible in a video game, in contrast to movies. The world in which King Kong lives seems so real and enthralling that players will do everything they can to survive." [More]

News for Aug. 29, 2005

KiKn, TORn schedule for DragonCon 2005

8/29/05, 8:30 pm EST - Xoanon

MrCere writes: Sister sites TheOneRing.net and KongIsKing.net are serving up a full plate for fans of science-fiction and fantasy at DragonCon 2005. Even with 27 tracks of programming, the enduring love of all things Tolkien and the building excitement over Peter Jackson's King Kong puts the fan-run and fan-owned websites right into the spotlight. [More]

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