NBC to Broadcast New King Kong Footage
November 9, 2005
An unedited sequence of never-before-seen footage from King Kong, directed by triple Academy Award 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.
King Kong stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis as Kong. The screenplay was written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Jackson.