News for Dec. 13, 2004

Big Apple takes root in Lower Hutt

12/13/04, 3:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Start spreading the news director Peter Jackson is recreating 1930s downtown New York, complete with Broadway, Times Square and Fifth Ave in Lower Hutt. Building of the replica is nearing completion on vacant land in Seaview for important scenes in King Kong. Large numbers of extras dressed as 1930s New Yorkers, as well as many cars and other vehicles from the era, will be filmed on the set next month and in February. [More]