News for Oct. 09, 2005

King Kong vs Aslan the lion

10/09/05, 10:13 pm EST - Xoanon

It is set to be the fiercest clash in cinema box office history: Aslan, King of Narnia, versus King Kong. Walt Disney's eagerly awaited The Chronicles Of Narnia, an adaptation of C S Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Universal's remake of King Kong are to open in British cinemas within days of each other. Industry experts had expected the two Hollywood studios, both of which are mounting 10 million publicity campaigns for their films, to avoid each other's release dates. However, the two blockbusters, which each have to recoup production costs in excess of 60 million, will now both open during the same week in December. [More]