According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Jackson said Friday that he will be making two back-to-back sequels to King Kong for Universal Pictures. But it was all part of an elaborate April Fool's Day joke.
Jackson made the announcement for Son of Kong and King Kong: Into the Wolf's Lair as part of the movie's video diary series on the Web site www.kongisking.net. Jackson wasn't the only one who appeared onscreen in the April 1st entry, which marked shooting day 123 on King Kong.
Movie castmembers Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Colin Hanks as well as Weta staff, art directors and even a Universal exec were involved. The video entry featured shots of a Son of Kong script, monster designs, models and computer previsualized sequences.
King Kong was released December 14th, 2005 and stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.