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Jackson Praises Computer Wizardry

Maverick director PETER JACKSON is excited to be making movies at a time when digital imaging technology makes everything possible, because film-makers are being forced to improve scripts and characterisation. The KING KONG filmmaker...

Jackson Is Pleased Kong Was Shelved

Director PETER JACKSON is relieved movie giants UNIVERSAL ditched his initial attempt to film KING KONG in 1996, as he can now apply the experience he gained making the blockbusting LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy....

Jackson Drew Watts To King Kong

Australian beauty NAOMI WATTS jumped at the chance to star in Hollywood re-make KING KONG because she is a huge fan of New Zealand-born film-maker PETER JACKSON. The MULHOLLAND DRIVE actress has no great...

Stars Go Bananas As King Kong Wrap Raises The Roof

Director PETER JACKSON celebrated wrapping up filming his stunning version of KING KONG with a spectacular party, complete with an endless supply of bananas. The glittering bash took place on a back lot set...

London Rings Musical Delayed

LATEST: The London launch of the LORD OF THE RINGS musical has been abandoned after producers failed to find a large enough theatre to accommodate the stage extravaganza. The mega-budget production will now premiere...

Jackson To Make The Hobbit In Four Years Time

Director PETER JACKSON has warned fans of author JRR TOLKIEN it will be four years before he starts working on a big screen adaptation of classic novel THE HOBBIT. New Zealand movie-maker Jackson -...

Jackson's Oscar Nightmares

THE LORD OF THE RINGS creator PETER JACKSON hoped he would be overlooked for an OSCAR last year (04) - and he still has nightmares about being a nominee at the awards ceremony. The...

King Kong Fans Get Online Sneak Peek

Eager KING KONG fans have been given a sneak peek of the forthcoming movie remake months before it hits screens, with a special internet video diary. On KONGISKING.NET, film-maker PETER JACKSON provides a video...

Jackson Excited By Lovely Bones Adaptation

OSCAR-winning director PETER JACKSON is excited by the challenge of adapting ALICE SEBOLD's novel THE LOVELY BONES for the big screen, because he knows it will be unlike anything he's attempted before. Jackson is...

Jackson Stunned By Difficult King Kong

Director PETER JACKSON is finding it more difficult than he anticipated on the set of KING KONG - because he thought it would be easier to make than his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy....

Lord Of The Rings In The Midst Of Profit Battle

Film-maker PETER JACKSON's production company has sued NEW LINE CINEMA over profits from the first film in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. WINGNUT FILMS alleges in a federal lawsuit filed on Monday (28FEB05)...

Lucas To 'Cameo' In New Star Wars Movie

STAR WARS director GEORGE LUCAS will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming final film in the sci-fi series. Lucas is set to follow in the footsteps of LORD OF THE RINGS film-maker PETER...

Serkis The Only Man For King Kong

PETER JACKSON urged ANDY SERKIS to play the title creature in his KING KONG remake after the actor mesmerised him with his rapid GOLLUM body movements in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Serkis was...

Rings' Otto Glad At 'Normal' Costume

Actress MIRANDA OTTO enjoyed one major advantage over her THE LORD OF THE RINGS co-stars - she didn't have to spend hours sitting in the make-up chair. The 37-year-old Australian star largely managed to...

Jackson Bases King Kong On Silverback

Movie maker PETER JACKSON wants the star of his upcoming re-make of KING KONG to look as realistic as possible, so he's basing the mythical giant ape on a silverback gorilla. The director is...

Jackson To Adapt The Lovely Bones

Director PETER JACKSON and his screenwriter wife FRAN WALSH will follow up this year's (05) KING KONG re-make with a screen adaptation of ALICE SEBOLD's best-selling novel THE LOVELY BONES. American movie trade publication...

Hobbits Plan A Return For The Hobbit

The stars of LORD OF THE RINGS have given director PETER JACKSON a promise they'll return for THE HOBBIT if the New Zealand director decides to complete the JRR TOLKIEN saga - even though their...

Saruman's Death Returns On Rings Dvd

CHRISTOPHER LEE's death in LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING will feature on the DVD release of the film when it hits stores on 16 December (04). Director PETER JACKSON's decision...

Somersault Triumphs At Australian Film Awards

Acclaimed CATE SHORTLAND film SOMERSAULT had a record-breaking night at the AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE AWARDS last night (29OCT04), picking up a staggering 13 prizes. The coming-of-age film claimed all the night's acting awards among...

Hobbits Were Not Fictional Species

The miniature race of Hobbits in THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies actually existed 18,000 years ago, scientists have discovered. The species in PETER JACKSON's film adaptation of JRR TOLKIEN's novels were regarded as...

Jack Black's King Kong Weight Fears

Funnyman JACK BLACK regrets not getting into shape for his new film KING KONG - because he feels fat on the set. The actor begged director PETER JACKSON to give him time to lose...

Jack Black Hunts For Viggo's Pad

Funnyman JACK BLACK plans to live like VIGGO MORTENSEN while filming the new PETER JACKSON movie KING KONG in remote New Zealand. The SCHOOL OF ROCK star has just started a seven-month stint filming...

Jackson's Obsession With King Kong Authenticity

KING KONG director PETER JACKSON is insisting on an impeccable attention to detail on the set of the movie - even the monster manure has to look as realistic as possible. The LORD OF...

Jackson's Sky Concerns

Director PETER JACKSON is so determined to ensure the skies are free of aircraft in his KING KONG remake, he's hired a plane spotter. The New Zealand film-maker - who scored global box office...

Jackson To Introduce King Kong Changes

Director PETER JACKSON has assured fans of the 1933 classic KING KONG the characters in his remake will not mirror those in the original. THE LORD OF THE RINGS movie-maker - who credits King...

Serkis Visits Gorillas

Actor ANDY SERKIS stunned his KING KONG co-stars by flying out to Rwanda to spend time with gorillas - to prepare him for his role in the remake. The LORD OF THE RINGS star...

Watts Devastated At Death Of King Kong Star

NAOMI WATTS is devastated about the death of veteran actress FAY WRAY - because she never got to discuss reprising the 30s star's famous KING KONG role. The 35-year-old Australian actress - who...

Bell Lands Part In King Kong

BILLY ELLIOT star JAMIE BELL has landed a part in the new screen incarnation of KING KONG - opposite funnyman JACK BLACK and OSCAR-nominated NAOMI WATTS. Bell, 18, who also starred in 2001's NICHOLAS...

Watts Fears King Kong Role

NAOMI WATTS is dreading her upcoming KING KONG role, because she fears she'll be spending days staring at something on a green screen. LORD OF THE RINGS star ANDY SERKIS will play the personification...

Jack Black Slims Down

SCHOOL OF ROCK star JACK BLACK decided to vie for hunk status in Hollywood, after embarking on a gruelling mission to slim down. But the 35-year-old funnyman is eager to point out that his...

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