King Kong Prequel On The Way


I'm sure most of you remember Peter Jackson's epic King Kong. Well today the trades are reporting 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 actually published around the same time as Peter Jackson was producing his film. The plan is to produce the film using motion-capture technology such as Robert Zemeckis used to make "The Polar Express," "Beowulf" and the upcoming "A Christmas Carol." Andy Briggs is busy working on the script now. No director has been attached so keep it here for more.

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