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Old 11-05-02, 07:53 PM   #1
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Peter Jackson News

Sorry if this has been covered, but I didn't see it anywhere...

Jackson in STUFF


From 11-4-02 Stuff - "Jackson puts King Kong on backburner."

"Kiwi film-maker Peter Jackson will not rule out a remake of King Kong, but is committed to two small films after The Lord Of The Rings is completed, he has told an American magazine.


Jackson spent six months developing designs and a script for King Kong with his partner Fran Walsh before backer Universal Pictures pulled out in 1997.

But in an interview in horror and fantasy magazine Fangoria, Jackson said Universal had changed its mind and was interested.

"If we were to do (King) Kong - and we haven't had anything more than an initial expression of interest from the studio - we'd be looking at something like 2006. At this point in time, it's sort of out there as a possibility because (the original is) still my favourite film, and to go back into it would be fun," he said.

Jackson said he and Walsh were committed to doing "one or maybe even two smaller films" before 2006. He was also considering squeezing in a low-budget zombie movie.

"It would be fun to shoot something over a long period of time. Whatever we might do after (The) Lord Of The Rings, I'm seriously thinking of filming on the weekends. We might be doing another movie, but on days off we would go out with a small crew and shoot some scenes and put it together over a long period of time."

British newspaper The Guardian reported last week that The Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen was keen to star in a screen version of The Hobbit. Sir Ian said he understood Jackson has secured the rights to The Lord of The Rings prequel.

However, spokeswoman for Rings production company Three Foot Six, Melissa Booth, said today Jackson had not secured the rights to film The Hobbit."
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Old 11-05-02, 08:07 PM   #2
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"He was also considering squeezing in a low-budget zombie movie. "

That just made my day!
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Old 11-05-02, 11:54 PM   #3
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Old 11-06-02, 03:46 AM   #4
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maybe BRAINDEAD TOO - The Lawnmower Strikes Back
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Old 11-06-02, 04:22 AM   #5
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Give the man a $100 million check and leave him alone for 2 years.
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Old 11-06-02, 10:36 AM   #6
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Zombies? Rubbish! Meet the Feebles 2 MAN!!!
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Old 11-06-02, 10:42 AM   #7
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Old 11-06-02, 12:27 PM   #8
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how bout THE FEEBLES HAVE BAD TASTE BECAUSE THEY'RE BRAINDEAD. that would be a classic
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Old 11-06-02, 02:49 PM   #9
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If anyone in the film business deserves the success they are getting it is Peter Jackson. I would take One Peter Jackson for 100 Steven Spielbergs. I remember reading about King Kong after Frightners came out. I hope he does get to do it eventually. I also hope he gets to do the HObbit.
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Old 11-06-02, 02:57 PM   #10
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If PJ does King Kong, he needs to brush up his script a little. I have read it and while a promising marvel visually, his pacing needs some work.
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Kong doesn't even appear until about page 90, and that is only a third into the film!
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Old 11-06-02, 03:30 PM   #11
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Spielberg rules Peter Jackson's arse.

Sorry, had to get that in. Spielberg is my favorite director.
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Old 11-06-02, 03:48 PM   #12
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Old 11-06-02, 06:39 PM   #13
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Spielberg rules Peter Jackson's arse.

Sorry, had to get that in. Spielberg is my favorite director.
Well thank you for that, but i still stand by opinion
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Old 11-06-02, 07:42 PM   #14
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I could handle if he did make the prequel, The Hobbit. That's cool that McKellen admits that he would be interested, but I am sure the money wouldn't hurt either. If anybody made The Hobbit, I would want it to be him.
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Old 11-06-02, 09:41 PM   #15
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I hope that they will do the hobbit before Ian expires. He is pretty old isn't he? I mean I thought that Richard Harris would have done at least the third installation of harry potter. Who would they get to play as Bilbo? the guy that had two seconds of airtime? It would keep it consistant.

A King Kong remake would be cool. I'm sure Universal Studios will be kicking themselves for closing the King Kong Kongfrontation if it is very sucessful.
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Old 11-07-02, 04:07 PM   #16
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Yeah i hope he can get the rights to The Hobbit. That is actually my favorite out of all of those books.
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Old 11-07-02, 04:17 PM   #17
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A King Kong remake would be cool. I'm sure Universal Studios will be kicking themselves for closing the King Kong Kongfrontation if it is very sucessful.
PJ himself said it would be 2006 at the earliest before we could see Kong on the big screen again, so that would give Universal enough time to re-vamp the ride and set it in the 30s like Jackson wants. I doubt they'll ditch the big ape robot that soon.

Say, anyone know if I can get him (Kong) off e-bay for a price?
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Old 11-08-02, 02:44 PM   #18
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Completely off-topic:
Found out recently that Ian McKellen is going to be up at my university this Wednesday for a showing of Richard III, and he'll be answering questions of any sort from students in attendance.
How cool is that?
Unfortunately, I have to work, and can't make it
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Old 11-08-02, 09:42 PM   #19
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that's very cool.
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Old 11-09-02, 12:49 PM   #20
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yes a zombie flick-too cool I thought for some reason he had kind of sworn off the horror genre... I myself wouldn't mind More Forgotten Silver- the further uncovered works of Colin Mackenzie
Yu da man PJ
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