News for Jun. 28, 2005

'Kong' apes the original

6/28/05, 10:02 pm EST - Xoanon

The weight of King Kong is bearing down on its creator. "We are in the middle of cutting," says Peter Jackson, 43, his voice raw and weary on the phone last week. "We won't have a movie you can sit down and watch until the middle of July. We are battling on all fronts at the moment." Everyone is waiting to see the $150 million follow-up to the Kiwi director's Oscar-sweeping triumph The Return of the King, the finale to his Lord of the Rings trilogy. The effects crew, the miniatures department, the world. [More]