News for Jun. 24, 2005

Kong following Godzilla's sad claw prints?

6/24/05, 8:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter Howell writes: I'm prepared to extend Peter Jackson a reasonable amount of slack for his upcoming King Kong remake, because he did such a fine job with The Lord of the Rings trilogy. If anyone can pull off a successful retelling of a classic, Jackson can even if no one was really clamouring for yet another version of the 1933 original. But the hype for Jackson's King Kong, scheduled for a Dec. 14 release, is starting to take on the bilious shades of another monstrous project: the 1998 Godzilla travesty. Remember all the "Size Matters" hoo-ha that preceded that disaster? For about a year before the film opened, we were inundated with billboard, poster and bus-shelter ads suggesting that the new Godzilla was going to be not just big in stature, but also in impact. [More]