We have heard so much about The Lord of the Rings and its filming in New Zealand. There is one more top grosser movie which really is grand and is made in New Zealand. yes folks i am talking about King Kong the remake of the classic by Peter Jackson. It took the title but Peter Jackson made it grander as he does with all his movies.
In addition to the Giant Gorilla he added a dinosaur in the movie. That was the master stroke. In the original the story drags on a little bit, but Peter Jackson added his own story and made it work. It was a childhood dream of Peter Jackson to work on the King Kong script. In fact he tried making a movie trying to copy King Kong when he was 12 years old. When interviewed he even told that King Kong was the reason of him becoming a Director.
The movie shows us great locations in New Zealand which only a man knowing New Zealand can find. Peter Jackson did magic with the script adding great scenes from New Zealand natural beauty. He made use of technical brilliance of New Zealand studios and re-created New York right in the studio. Skull island is no where but Jungles on east shore of New Zealand.
The film had a grand opening and ultimately became the fourth biggest grosser of all time. Hail Peter Jackson.