News for Jan. 24, 2005

First we make Manhattan - then we shoot the film

1/24/05, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon

After months of planning and construction work, director Peter Jackson's detailed replica of New York is about to come to life. Jackson announced on a website that cameras would roll on the set in Lower Hutt from today. The New York scenes are expected to include large numbers of extras in 1930s clothing and cars and other vehicles from the period. Shooting of his $200 million film King Kong took a break over Christmas. For the past two weeks, Jackson has been working with film editor Jamie Selkirk editing footage. [More]