News for Dec. 06, 2005

Jackson takes 'date' model to premiere

12/06/05, 6:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Film-maker Peter Jackson went to the New York premiere of his King Kong movie clutching the miniature model used to make the original Kong. He quipped that the model was his "date" for the night. As a child at his Pukerua Bay home, north of Wellington, Jackson spotted the model in a television screening of the original movie. The armature - the steel frame work of a gorilla with moveable limbs - was loaned to him by movie memorabilia collector Bob Burns, of California. [More]