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]