News for Dec. 14, 2005

King Kong premieres in Wellington

12/14/05, 2:59 pm EST - Xoanon

The stars of Peter Jackson's King Kong walked down the red carpet in Wellington's Courtenay Place on Wednesday evening to the screams of thousands of waiting fans. Some fans camped out all night to get a glimpse of the film's stars who have already traipsed up red carpets at premieres in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. With the Wellington premiere director Peter Jackson returned to where his dreams of making King Kong began. Jackson said that even more than Lord of the Rings, King Kong is very much a Wellington movie. He said he still gets a kick out of the reaction by international audiences to images of his home town. [More]