News for Jan. 07, 2006

Solving a giant mystery

1/07/06, 11:43 am EST - Xoanon

For decades, film lovers and King Kong fans alike have been looking for the "missing spider-pit scene" from Merian C. Cooper's 1933 classic, King Kong. In this season's blockbuster remake, director Peter Jackson recreated the scene in which giant spiders devour scared sailors on Skull Island. But a local comic book collector says he has proof the original "missing" spider pit scene was never shot. Warren Reece, owner of Chamber of Fantasy -- which provides research, art and articles for those in the fantasy field -- has a leather-bound 1932 copy of Cooper's King Kong script, given to James A. Creelman, a co-writer of the original film. [More]