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Kong: King of Skull Island optioned

The book Kong: King of Skull Island, which is a prequel to Kong’s adventures before that blonde girl came along and changed everything, has been optioned and might show up at a theater near you.
Variety sez:

Spirit Pictures is looking to breathe new life into King Kong and a project initially developed by effects legend Ray Harryhausen.

Producers at the shingle 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.”

Oh, and we also have this:

Spirit also is developing “War Eagles,” a project Cooper and Harryhausen had developed together and were nearly set to produce before the outbreak of WWII. The period actioner is set in 1939 and revolves around an ace fighter-pilot who tests a new jet and winds up crash-landing in the arctic, where he encounters a lost civilization that’s been thriving there for centuries.

So we got two monster movies possibly coming soon!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - July 31, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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