Who wants a “King Kong” prequel? Spirit Pictures, that’s who!

Posted on 27 July 2009 by Quaid

Hello everyone, and welcome back from your long Comic-Con weekend. What better way to celebrate the return to the daily grind than a piece of prequel news, eh?

KongVariety reports that Spirit Pictures has picked up the rights to “Kong: King of Skull Island.”  The novel is a prequel to the well-known “King Kong” story, and was published around the same time that Peter Jackson released his Kong remake.

The project was originally being developed by Ray Harryhausen, and the studio wants to continue his plans for the film, utilizing motion-capture technology to tell the story of Skull Island and how Kong became king of it.

No word yet on whether this one will have any connection at all with Jackson’s most recent film.  

“We’re very concerned with honoring Merian C. Cooper’s legacy in Hollywood. We want to make sure that whatever we deliver will honor his memory,” said Steve Iles of Spirit.

I have a feeling that this one will take quite a while to get through development–if it happens at all.                           

1 Comments For This Post

  1. ShepRamsey Says:

    Not familiar with the source novel at all, but if they’re going to do a prequel, won’t all the human characters have to die at the end? Or maybe something will happen to make them swear to never speak of it again…or something like that. Either way, I’m up for spending some more time with those scary natives. I loved Peter Jackson’s remake and if they can come up with something that caliber again, I say why not? (Granted, there’s a solid chance it’ll suck. As with many things.)

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