News for Nov. 10, 2005

Making a monkey of St Paul's

11/10/05, 3:54 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong was wrong for the role, but a central place in Melbourne's daily drama is still up for grabs. It's a long way from being the Empire State Building, but the Anglican Church was negotiating with advertising agency Amity Media to place a massive billboard on scaffolding surrounding the spire of the heritage-listed St Paul's Cathedral. The ad would have meant the latest remake of the 1930s primate horror classic King Kong, which opens in Melbourne next month, being promoted on one of Melbourne's most prominent street corners facing Federation Square and Flinders Street Station. [More]