The premiere will be held ahead of the movie's Dec. 14 release, Universal Pictures (search) Vice Chairman Marc Shmuger said Wednesday.
He was in Wellington for meetings with Jackson.
Shmuger said the premiere was an opportunity for New York "to welcome Kong back."
"New York is very excited about the opportunity and the city is one of our partners on the film," he said. "They are lending extensive resources to really make the return of Kong to New York an official event."