Date: 8th December 2005

King Kong hits New York

The world premiere of King Kong has taken place in New York.

Director Peter Jackson and stars Adrien Brody, Jack Black, Naomi Watts and Andy Serkis attended the screening.

Jackson's follow-up to his Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy ran 18m over budget, costing a record 116m.

It is not been decided who will pay the extra cost, but the director and the studio are both said to be prepared to cover the bigger budget reports the BBC.

Source: Press Release