Author(s): Jenny Wake
It was seeing "King Kong" as a young boy that made Peter Jackson decide to become a filmmaker. Now, in 2005, he will fulfill another one of his ambitions with the release of "King Kong", his own personal homage to the film that inspired him. Made with the same meticulous attention to detail and consummate on-screen storytelling that hallmarked all three "Lord of the Rings" films, "King Kong" will recreate all the tragic grandeur and epic scale of the original while emphasising the themes of conservation versus exploitation of nature that give the story a peculiarly contemporary resonance. Jackson will employ the latest technology to bring this timeless tale to cinematic life, and his "Kong" promises to be a unique and breathtaking creation. Following every step of the process, this book is the perfect on-set illustrated record of how "King Kong" was made. Starring Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Adrian Brody and Andy Serkis - who will bring to his portrayal of Kong the same extraordinary talent he brought to Gollum - "King Kong" is scheduled for worldwide release in December 2005. First published December 2005.