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Saturday, September 04, 2004

King Kong Peter Jackson

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson will relive a childhood dream when he starts filming a remake of the 1933 classic "King Kong" in his Wellington hometown next week and has an all-star cast including Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody. . Also Andy Serkis, who was the model and voice of the computer-generated "Gollum," will return to voice the gorilla.

Peter Jackson, says his version of the film will be different from the original, in that it will focus more on character development, especially Kong. "He's a very old gorilla and he's never felt a single bit of empathy for another living creature," Jackson told the Associated Press.

The original cost $672,000, whereas this remake will be made for $110 million. Everything about this modernization will be bigger and better and in color. Filming starts this week and is set to be released in 2005.

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