Female-led King Kong Television Series in the Works
IM Global Television and MarVista Entertainment will be collaborating to create a television series called King Kong Skull Island, based off the universe depicted in the Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong and DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island.
IM Global Television and MarVista Entertainment, two independent studios, have announced their intentions to create a television series based off the works of Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong (1932) and DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island. This series is aptly titled King Kong Skull Island.
It should be noted that this television program is currently not set in the same universe as the one depicted in Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island, which released March 10th earlier this year. It is said to be a continuation of the classic King Kong franchise.
King Kong Skull Island is described to be both female-led and have a multicultural cast. The story intends to be serialized, contemporary, and revolve around the origins of Skull Island as well as the terrors, mysteries, and consequences that come with it.
As of now, the only names attached to this project are Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man) who will serve as the story writers and executive producers, with Dannie Festa (Trolls) also serving as an executive producer.
IM Global TV president Mark Stern was quoted to say this upon announcement of this series,
“There’s clearly a deep and abiding interest in this timeless story. We love Stacy and Jonathan’s approach to this adaptation and look forward to partnering with MarVista as we bring this gripping tale of survival and adventure to life for a new generation of Kong fans.”
MarVista CEO Fernando Szew is quoted saying, “Jonathan and Stacy have taken a world that has enraptured audiences in all its many forms over the years and given it a contemporary, female-focused spin.”
Notably, Kong: Skull Island reportedly hauled $550,000,000+ following its release, and is part of a cinematic universe with the Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla films called the MonsterVerse, with Godzilla vs. Kong set for release date of May 29th, 2020.