Despite the fact that it’s so unlike Hollywood to remake a property over and over and over and over and over again, wringing what last desperate drops of money they can from a tattered idea, news broke today that 20th Century Fox is remaking King Kong. Again. And it will be animated. And from Kong’s POV.
Which, if there’s one thing the world needs, it’s more King Kong movies—why, according to Coming Soon, the 1933 original only spawned one sequel, Son of Kong, while the 1976 remake was followed by King Kong Lives, and the 2005 remake (get this!) didn’t even have a sequel at all! Further, mighty Kong also appeared the Toho Studios films, King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes, as well as the animated King Kong Show in 1966 and the 2001 Kong: The Animated Series. That’s only nine Kong features or TV shows, you guys!
Which is why 20th Century Fox decided it’s about damn time for an animated “modern retelling” (of course) that will tell the story from Kong’s point of view. According to Coming Soon, “Christian Magalhaes and Robert Snow (who previously teamed for a short entitled “Bunny”, directed by Snow) are attached to draft the project with Shawn Levy’s company, 21 Laps, producing. Mike Weber, who holds the story credit, is also producing.”
What do you think about an animated Kong film?