According to the following news scoop, some of the crew from The Lord of the Rings trilogy over at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand visual effects shop Weta Digital are already hard at work on the new King Kong movie, set for a 2005 release. Read on for the story.
The Los Angeles Times writes, “Company executives acknowledge they will ramp down the Weta Digital facility. They say they are scrambling to keep much of their staff busy until 2005, when Jackson begins filming his next potential blockbuster, a remake of the 1933 film King Kong. Moran began bidding on other post-”Rings” film and television projects nearly a year ago ? a car commercial here, a sequence of effects for a smaller film there.”
“Some workers who have wrapped up their part on the trilogy already are working on King Kong. Artists with the prop and physical effects side of Weta are developing sketches and models of the enormous gorilla and the estimated 30 dinosaurs that will be featured in the film.”