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?
Variety 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.