Peter Jackson Reveals King Kong's Secrets
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Movie fans who can't wait for Peter Jackson's multimillion-dollar remake of "King Kong" can log on to the Internet to watch the gorilla thriller as it is being made.
A new Web site maintained by fans of the Oscar-winning director features online video clips of the media-shy Jackson on the set with actors and the film crew.
His remake of the 1933 classic will be released in December 2005. The "King Kong" cast includes Jack Black and Adrien Brody.
Production diaries and director commentaries often appear as bonus material on DVD releases of major films, but this marks one of the first times a director has unveiled the creative process prior to a movie's release.
In one clip, Brody and Black are shown staggering onboard a giant tramp steamer, the Venture, simulating rough seas.
"We want to let anyone that's interested (in on) just a few little secrets," the shaggy-haired Jackson is shown telling Black in another excerpt.
Jackson won the best-director Oscar for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," the third film in his trilogy. The movie also won Oscars for best picture and best screenplay.
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