Kong to Climb the Big Screen in Prequel: Kong: King of Skull Island
We don't know about you guys but we can't get enough Kong, and consume it lovingly in all shapes and sizes no matter how good or bad! Who can't laugh at King Kong Lives' Queen Kong and her pendulous gorilla titties? Or the Japanese Kong that had eyebrows and like nineteen elbows in his arms! Or better yet who hasn't watched Peter Jackson's version of King Kong and thought to themselves at least once during its massive run time -- "This is what I go to the movies for!" Looks like we're gonna have another reason to head to theatres again soon!
Variety reports that Spirit Pictures have picked up the rights to the book "Kong: King of Skull Island," a prequel to the well-known tale of the big ape.
Penned by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland, book focuses on the backstory of Skull Island and how the giant gorilla became king there. It introduces other giant gorillas and dinosaurs only hinted at in the previous films. The book was published at the same time Peter Jackson was producing his remake of "King Kong."
Their plan for the movie is to film it via motion-capture-technology similar to the way Robert Zemeckis used to make The Polar Express, Beowulf and the upcoming A Christmas Carol. Spirit's own facility would produce the CG work, and Andy Briggs is working on the script.
While that sounds cool, super cool, we'd still prefer another live action monster mash but like I said earlier ... we love the big guy no matter what! Look for more soon and pre-order the book below!
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