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News for Sep. 14, 2004

Live in Wellington? Love PJ & Kong?

9/14/04, 7:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Jodi Ihaka writes: I'm a reporter with TVNZ's One News. I'm looking for a Peter Jackson fan in Wellington who wants to be interviewed about King Kong and the website. If this sounds like you, please email me.

Kong Boards Now Online!

9/14/04, 10:51 am EST - Xoanon

KongisKing.net is proud to open up our message board section! Feel free to login and register your handle, and post away! You can chat about classic Kong, new Kong, PJ, the actors and more! Get posting! (please be patient if something goes !poof!, the boards are new and may stil be buggy -Xo) [More]

News for Sep. 13, 2004

Production Diary: Day 6

9/13/04, 6:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Production Diary: Day 4

Day 6 of Peter Jackson's production diary brings us a rainy day in Wellington. Adrien Brody and Jack Black are 'at sea' on the Venture and PJ gives us a tour of the boat. Be sure to check out Brody blowing away in the wind and the patented 'Sea-Walk' technique they've developed! (Quicktime needed) [QT 240x135] [QT 320x176] [QT 480x270]

Kiwi Actors Join Peter Jackson's King Kong

9/13/04, 9:04 am EST - leo

Two New Zealand actors known for television roles as a gay stripper and a sneaky public relations boss have joined the cast of Peter Jackson's film King Kong. John Sumner, best known as Giles O'Connor on the satirical show Spin Doctors, will play Herb, a cameraman in a film crew headed by American actor Jack Black, which tries to make a movie on Skull Island, home to the giant gorilla. Craig Hall, who played gay stripper Clint in television series The Strip, will also be member of the film crew. [More]

News for Sep. 12, 2004

Production Diary: Day 4

9/12/04, 3:00 am EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson updates his video production diary with this latest entry for KongIsKing.net. Filming a scene with Jack Black and Naomi Watts, Peter takes a time-out to give us a quick look at the diner set, including some of the patrons' meals! Also be sure to watch a very special message from Black and Watts, in full costume, to the fans! (Quicktime needed) [QT6 480x264 7MB] [QT6 240x132 3.5MB] [QT4/5 320x176 12MB]

News for Sep. 10, 2004

Finned Gangsters Circle Venice in 'Shark Tale'

9/10/04, 2:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Jack Black was of course a no-show, being in New Zealand filming King Kong, however Robert De Niro splashed up in Venice as a tough-talking gangster with fins for the spectacular world premiere of "Shark Tale" on Friday, which will be screened for thousands in the city's famous St. Mark's square. [More]

Resident Evil: Apocalypse Released Today

9/10/04, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Thomas Kretschmann, who stars in King Kong as Captain Englehorn (possibly the captain of 'The Venture') is also starring in the new film Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Kretschmann plays Major Cain alongside Milla Jovovich in the sequel to the 2002 zombie film. [USA Showtimes]

Kong's History Section Revealed!

9/10/04, 1:03 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong is back. As we all know, writer/director Peter Jackson will direct a new, large-scale remake featuring a monstrous computer generated ape to be created by Jackson's special effects company WETA Digital. However, Kong's origins lay long ago, towards the beginning of the last century in fact. What follows is a history of the great ape's adventures, on both the large and small screen. This history's films and TV series are the one's that were widley released. Many of the films that never left their native countries, such as the Indian and Japanese films, are not listed. [History]

Playmates Toys Awarded Master Toy License for "King Kong"

9/10/04, 10:21 am EST - Celeborn

Playmates Holdings Limited announced today that its US based subsidiary, Playmates Toys has been appointed as the master toy licensee under the terms of a worldwide licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group for Universal Pictures' December 2005 release, King Kong, from three-time Academy Award winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy). Playmates Toys will create a line of action figures and accessories. [Full Story]

News for Sep. 08, 2004

Mac OS X King Kong Icons!

9/08/04, 11:46 pm EST - Celeborn

King Kong Icons for Mac OS X
Running Mac OS X? Looking for some King Kong icons to spice up your desktop? Check out this set created by our very own Calisuri. [Click Here]

Going Ape Over New "Kong"

9/08/04, 7:44 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong is bulletproof. As filming began Monday in New Zealand on Peter Jackson's King Kong remake, the teeth-gnashing among the usually detail-fretting genre faithful was at a minimum. One big reason: The big ape himself, maintaining a firm, if furry grip on audiences since 1933. [More]

Kong Mailing List Created

9/08/04, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon

We've just added a King Kong mailing list for people who need to know all the latest and greatest news on the new film. Click on the following link to sign up, get special news updates and exclusives! [Sign-Up]

News for Sep. 07, 2004

Production Diary: Day 1

9/07/04, 3:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson welcomes you to KongisKing.net! Take a look at the video from PJ down in New Zealand. He stands aside the 'Venture', the ship that will bring Kong to the new world. In front of a massive blue screen and waiting for sunset, PJ gives us an EXCLUSIVE first look at King Kong! (QuickTime needed) [Small, QT6 (1.5mb)] [Large, QT6 (2.8mb)] [Medium, QT4 (5.6mb)]

King Kong: Principal Photography Begins!

9/07/04, 10:00 am EST - leo

Monday September 6th marked the first day of principal photography on the set of Peter Jackson's King Kong. The BBC and CNN made mention of it though unfortunately no word from the set, just a collection of quotes and stories from last weeks pressconference. [CNN.com] [BBC.co.uk] Thanks to the folks who sent these in!

RSS Feed Available

9/07/04, 9:00 am EST - Corvar

A RSS feed has been created for KongIsKing.net, and is available here

News for Sep. 03, 2004

Peter Jackson Says He Won't Ape Original King Kong

9/03/04, 9:08 am EST - Xoanon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson will relive a childhood dream when he starts filming a remake of the 1933 classic "King Kong" in his Wellington hometown next week. Speaking to reporters Thursday at his studio in the New Zealand capital, the "Lord of The Rings" director said his first attempt to film "King Kong" was as a youngster. It involved a Super 8 camera and a cardboard model of the Empire State Building. [More]

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