"King Kong" is certainly no reticent gorilla to Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson. For the last six months, Jackson has been toiling in his native New Zealand on the big-budget remake of the 1933 classic adventure romance -- and the 1976 dud -- about the beauty who killed the beast. In between directing Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, Jack Black and "Lord of the Rings" star Andy Serkis -- as the infamous ape -- Jackson has been keeping fans abreast of everything "Kong" on www.kongisking.net -- the website "where one giant ape rules supreme."
The gossipy, video-driven site shows Jackson to be a true believer in the dictum "more is more." The collection of news, message boards -- supposedly Jackson even reads and returns e-mails -- live chats and historical pieces on the vintage "Kong" -- is enough to satisfy most "Kong" geeks. And Jackson's production diary, with more than 40 Quicktime entries, offers ongoing behind-the-scenes commentary.