Filmmakers talk about Universal Studios Hollywood's upcoming King Kong 360 3D
Universal Studios Hollywood
is premiering its new King Kong 360 3D experience to the press on Tuesday, with a public grand opening on Thursday. To get you ready for the debut, here are two videos with the creators of the experience talking about the attraction, which will be part of the Studio Tour
First is Kong director Peter Jackson:
Next is Joe Letteri, Senior VFX Supervisor at WETA Digital, the computer special effects firm that's been putting together the film.
Joe was speaking the Playa Vista soundstage where Universal Creative's been working with WETA Digital on the film, and where I saw a sneak preview of the film three months ago.
One thing I've always admired about Universal is that they work together with the artist, director, writer, and/or creator of the products they adapt. Peter Jackson is helping with Kong. J. K. Rowling helped with Potter. Matt Groening and fellow writers and cast of The Simpsons created their rendition of Springfield. Spielberg helped with... just about everything. To me, that is a huge sign of respect.
I'm so looking forward to experience this in person. It's great that Universal didn't abandon such an iconic character like Kong after the fire.
Hope this comes to Universal Studios Orlando. Really liked the old one, shame it had to go there's more than enough room for that as well as The Revenge of the Mummy. Maybe if they got rid of something that's outlived it's day they could put it in.....it looks awesome!!!
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