Coming from a rather successful re-launch with KONG: Skull Island, that lovable ape King Kong, is set to make his way from the big screen to television. Let’s check out what’s in store for us below.
Kong: skull Island which released earlier this year has done quite well by pulling in a whopping $552million at the box office, with a budget of $185M. now these amounts are almost the same as what the movie cost when Peter Jackson released his remake of the original movie back in 2005.todays difference is that a renewed interest in Legendary’s Monsterverse and has spurred some interest in telling further tales of the Gigantic ape.
MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have teamed up to produce King Kong Skull island the first live action Tv series which is based on the 2017 movie. King Kong Skull Island is a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multicultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.
Yes, you read that right. The series will feature a female lead. Due to recent twitter meltdowns of fans losing their minds over the fact that the current generation of Star Wars lead characters (movies and games) have been female. I’m sure there will be much wailing and a gnashing of teeth over the fact that a woman will be the lead for this series, instead of being the damsel in distress. I have no issue with the direction they are taking with a female lead for this and all I hope for is a good script/story
The series will be a continuation of the 2017 move, so we should hope to find out why animal/insect life on this island has grown to their immense sizes. Learn more about the tribe that lives among these creatures and find out more about the “skull-crawlers”.
Being that this is also part of the Legendary Monsterverse we can probably expect to get some info on Rodan, Mothra, Godzilla & other Monsterverse creatures
No other details of the TV series are known at the moment. The next film in the Legendary film series will be Godzilla: King of the Monsters with a release date of March 22, 2019. Both Kong and Godzilla are scheduled to be onscreen together in Godzilla vs. Kong, slated for a May 29,2020 release.