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Peter Jackson on the King Kong Production
The Hollywood Reporter has published an excellent interview with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson in which he talks in-depth about the King Kong adaptation he's working on now for Universal. Here's just a small snippet from the article where he mentions the casting and the crew.
It's too early to say about cast, apart from Naomi Watts, who's now confirmed. We need to write for a few more weeks to establish exactly what type of other characters we are looking for. I'm hoping there will be suitable roles for one or two "LOTR" actors. As far as crew go, "LOTR" veterans include Jan Blenkin and Caro Cunningham, both of whom are producing "Kong" with me; Andrew Lesnie is on board as (director of photography); Grant Major is production designer; Dan Hennah is supervising art director. Both Weta Workshop, led by Richard Taylor, and Weta Digital have been at work on "Kong" for some months now. Howard Shore is doing the music. We are talking to all other crew at the moment and imagine the majority will be "LOTR" veterans.
Check out the full, three-page, interview at the link above. There's lots there on the "Rings" trilogy as well.
Be prepared for another Kong
King Kong: Don't Mess With The Monkey
King Kong: Don't Mess With The Monkey is a campy look at the Kong myth. This is a prequel to the Jackson,Walsh 1996 version of the script.