Magazine article Screen International

'King Kong' Series Lands at MarVista, IM Global Television

Magazine article Screen International

'King Kong' Series Lands at MarVista, IM Global Television

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MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have partnered to develop, co-produce and co-finance a contemporary television series reinvention of King Kong.

Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title are attached to write and serve as executive producers on King Kong Skull Island.

The project is based on the Skull Island property created by fantasy and sci-fiartist Joe DeVito's DeVito ArtWorks, a storytelling universe authorised by the estate of King Kong creator Merian C Cooper.

Trolls executive producer Dannie Festa of World Builder Entertainment will also serve as executive producer.

The partners envision King Kong Skull Island as a serialised, contemporary continuation of Cooper's classic 1933 monster film to feature a female-led, multicultural ensemble.

The project is unrelated to the recent Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures feature Kong: Skull Island, although the producers aim to tap into the global fanbase of Kong.

The indelible fixture in cinematic history and pop culture has spawned more than 10 films, animated television series, and theme park attractions. …

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