King Kong: According to ComingSoon.com, the New Zealand Herald has two insightful articles regarding the cast of King Kong (starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody) who’ve arrived in New Zealand to shoot the Peter Jackson movie next month. Here are quotes from the first article with the cast talking about production:

I think it's going to be gorgeous. I've seen the story board and if the movie is half as good as what the pictures I've seen look like - it could be the greatest film of all time," Black said.

He described the tour, which included special effects houses Weta Workshop and Weta Digital as "unbelievable".

Actress Naomi Watts also talked about how Andy Serkis, the actor that brought Gollum in Lord of the Rings to life has studied and interacted with wild gorillas in Rwanda to prepare for the motions of King Kong in the film.

"He's extraordinary, the amount of research he's done. He brought back incredible tapes of all that (gorilla) behaviour that we need to get very familiar with," she said.

King Kong will be released December 14, 2005.