Universal Studios Hollywood have released a five minute making of featurette for Peter Jackson‘s King Kong 360 3-D, which opens next week at the California-based studio/theme park. The video is actually part one of four, and we’ll post the upcoming segments as they are released. This segment shows the history of the King Kong attraction, and gives us a glimpse of Peter Jackson testing out the massive 360 degree 3D screen which will surround the studio tram for the ride.
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Posted on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
As you probably know by now, Universal has teamed with Peter Jackson ro rebuild a 3D 360-degree King Kong attraction at Universal Studios. Universal has been hyping the upcoming ride, King Kong 360 3-D, by staging Kong’s footprints/destruction in real life locations around Los Angeles, including Dodger Stadium and the beach at the Santa Monica Pier. Check out video and photos, after the jump.
As you probably know by now, the Universal Studios backlots were set ablaze in June 2008, destroying sets and one of the park’s signature attractions — King Kong. The ride has been part of the park’s tram tour for over 20 years. But when the fire destroyed the attraction many speculated that Universal would replace it with a ride based on a more recent movie property.
Last year we got word that Universal would be teaming with Peter Jackson ro rebuild King Kong, and earlier this year we learned much more about the attraction along with a 44-second teaser trailer. Now Universal Studios has released a two minute featurette featuring director Peter Jackson talking about the attraction along with some concept images. Check it out after the jump.