News for Nov. 01, 2005

Jackson Comes At Kong Anew

11/01/05, 2:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Director Peter Jackson told SCI FI Wire that his upcoming remake of King Kong fulfills a dream he's had since the age of 12 and differs significantly from a version he tried to get made in the mid-1990s. "It has changed a lot," Jackson said in a news conference beamed by satellite from New Zealand, where he's putting the finishing touches on Kong. "We wrote the film that we were going to make in 1996—we wrote a couple of drafts of that—and ... when the thought of doing it this time around came about a couple of years ago, we went back and looked at our old script, and we didn't like it at all." [More]