King Kong makes a return to film in ‘King of Skull Island’

Spirit Pictures have just picked up the rights to prequel/sequel novel  to King Kong called “Kong: King of Skull Island.”

The novel is  by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland and the blurb for it reads –

In 1933, American showman Carl Denham returned from a mysterious, hidden island with a priceless treasure. A treasure not gold or jewels, but the island’s barbaric god, a monstrous anthropoid called “Kong.” The savage giant escaped and wreaked havoc among the man-made canyons of Manhattan, but within hours of the giant ape’s death his body – and Carl Denham – disappeared. Twenty-five years later, the son of Carl Denham makes a shocking discovery that leads him back to the site of his father’s greatest adventure and to the answers that will unlock the century’s greatest mystery and history’s greatest miracle. Authorized by the Cooper Estate and based on the original novel that inspired the all-time classic film. This new novel acts as both prequel and sequel to the classic fantasy tale, King Kong. Acclaimed fantasy artist Joe DeVito and top fantasy and science-fiction writer Brad Strickland join forces to make for an interactive visual-narrative storytelling experience unlike any other.

The film will be made using the same technology that we’ve seen used in such films as “The Polar Express” and “Beowulf.

I enjoyed Peter Jackson’s Kong film , even if it was an hour too long for me so I’m happy for a return to Skull island.  I like the premise of this follow up and I think it could work really well using motion-capture techniques.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Variety

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