Variety columnist Army Archerd talked to The Lord of the Rings and Dead Alive director Peter Jackson at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon about his next film, Universal’s King Kong, which is set for release December 14, 2005. Read on for the small story.
In August he starts filming (King Kong) back in New Zealand with Naomi Watts, of whom, he says, “I’ve been a fan for years.” As for Kong himself, Jackson says, “We want him to be quite real.” And the period of the film will be the same as the original – 1933 – with the Empire State Building and the biplane, “which is ingrained in memory. I want to be respectful.”
After that, he admits, “I want to make smaller films.”