MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television are working together to develop, co-produce and co-finance a live-action series that will be set in the King Kong universe.
Based on DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island property and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong, the show will be a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins. Academy Award nominees Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man) are attached as writers and executive producers. Dannie Festa (Trolls) of World Builder Entertainment will also executive produce.
“There’s clearly a deep and abiding interest in this timeless story,” said IM Global Television’s president, Mark Stern. “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.”
“It’s been a privilege to work with Joe DeVito and his truly unique, never-before-seen Kong universe,” said Festa. “We feel confident that it will be hugely appealing to fans all over the world.”
“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,” said MarVista CEO Fernando Szew. “It is with great anticipation that we partner with IM Global Television to bring this exciting new vision directly into viewers’ homes.”