NBC TO BROADCAST NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE OF PETER JACKSON'S KING KONG NOVEMBER 27
NBC AUDIENCES TO GET EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT "KING KONG" WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE DURING BROADCAST OF "SHREK" ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
BURBANK, Calif. -- November 8, 2005 -- An unedited sequence of never-before-seen footage from "King Kong," directed by triple Academy Award(r) winner Peter Jackson, will debut during NBC's broadcast of "Shrek" on Sunday, Nov. 27 (7-9 p.m. ET). This broadcast event will treat viewers to an exclusive look at Universal Pictures' upcoming dramatic adventure more than two weeks before "King Kong" is released in theaters on December 14.
The exclusive content from "King Kong," expected to run nearly four minutes, will immerse viewers into the epic adventure created by Peter Jackson. Jackson fulfills a lifelong dream with "King Kong," whose original 1933 version inspired him to become a filmmaker when he was nine years old and was first captivated by the fantastical story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. Details of the scene to be shown during "Shrek" will remain undisclosed until viewers tune in during NBC's broadcast of "Shrek" between 7-9 p.m. ET.
Universal Pictures Presents A WingNut Films Production of A Peter Jackson Film: "King Kong," starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis as Kong. The music is by James Newton Howard. The visual effects supervisor is Joe Letteri. Special makeup, creatures and miniatures are by Richard Taylor. Film editor is Jamie Selkirk; production designer is Grant Major; and director of photography is Andrew Lesnie, ACS, ASC. The film is produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson. The screenplay is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson. "King Kong" is directed by Peter Jackson. A Universal Picture (c)2005 Universal Studios. www.kingkong.com