News for Mar. 09, 2005

Kong hard going, says Jackson

3/09/05, 1:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Jackson admits he has found shooting King Kong in Wellington much tougher than anticipated. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald this week, Jackson described himself as in "survival mode" since filming began last September on the $200 million film. "We had some perceptions that this would be easier than The Lord of the Rings. It's only easier in the sense there's one film instead of three, but it's a tough film to make," he said. Last week, on a Web video diary, an exhausted Jackson was shown falling asleep during a production meeting. On Tuesday, King Kong crew were forced to abandon the film's boat Venture II off Kapiti Island after it sprang a leak and the engineroom was flooded. [More]