News for Dec. 13, 2005

Original Kong a Wellington hit

12/13/05, 9:52 am EST - Xoanon

More than 72 years after he first terrified cinema-goers, the original King Kong is still a monster hit with Wellington audiences. Tickets have already sold out for the Wellington Central Library's Saturday night screening of the original 1933 film co-directed by Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack. Wellington director Peter Jackson, whose epic $294 million remake of the classic monster flick has its New Zealand premiere tomorrow, credits this film with converting him into a life-long film maker at the age of nine. [More]