King Kong Prequel Headed to Big Screen

Naomi Watts in King Kong (2005) Movie Image

You can’t keep a big hairy ape down. After suffering his fall from grace thanks to a hot chick (gee, who hasn’t that happened to, am I right, guys? Huh? Huh?) King Kong is ready to knuckle-run his way back to the big screen with a prequel. Spirit Pictures has nabbed the movie rights to the book “Kong: King of Skull Island”, with plans of turning it into a movie using motion-capture technology, similar to what Robert Zemeckis has been obsessed with of late, and has used on “The Polar Express,” “Beowulf”, and the upcoming “A Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey.

According to Variety, “Kong” would be a prequel to the well-known “King Kong” movies, and will chronicle the giant hairy ape’s rise as king of Skull Island. You remember Skull Island, don’t you? That place with giant dinosaurs, spiders, and other terrifying creatures? It’s especially terrifying if you’re like me, and anything with more than two legs gives you the willies. Then you make them huge, and we’re talking squirming in seats time here, folks.

“Kong: King of Skull Island” was penned by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland about the same time Peter Jackson was bringing the ape back to the big screen with his 2005 movie. Spirit Pictures will do the CG work on the prequel. One can only assume that the prequel will explain the big Kongster’s obsession with blondes.

Below: “Wait, didn’t I already do this movie? Oh wait. It’s a prequel. Oh, that makes sense.”