News for Oct. 16, 2005

Not so scary

10/16/05, 12:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Not so scary It may be 73 years old, fur-less and only 46 centimetres tall, but the original King Kong that terrorised New York is now in New Zealand ahead of its celebrated re-make. American collector and film enthusiast Bob Burns Burns and his wife, from California, are in Wellington with the frame of the animation model used in the original 1933 movie, as guests of director Peter Jackson. "I thought since they are doing King Kong over here it would be good to bring him over," Mr Burns said yesterday. "(Jackson) brought us over. It was really nice of him to do it. He just knows that I am such a Kong fan that he wanted me to see what was happening." [More]