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Robert Niles

Filmmakers talk about Universal Studios Hollywood's upcoming King Kong 360 3D

Published: June 24, 2010 at 5:32 PM

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.

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Joshua Counsil

Published: June 24, 2010 at 6:03 PM

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.

Also, is it me, or has Peter Jackson lost a lot of weight? Normally I don't pick up on those things, but damn.

Manny Barron

Published: June 25, 2010 at 12:51 PM

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.

Published: June 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM

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 looks awesome!!!
Joshua Counsil

Published: June 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I have a question.

With this technologically advanced section of the attraction present, won't the Jaws, Mummy, and Earthquake portions seem really terrible by comparison? Maybe they'll consider updating those sections of the tour after this.

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