IM Global Television and MarVista Entertainment have teamed up to produce a King Kong TV series, the two companies announced on Tuesday.
A live-action series based on DeVito Artworks’ Skull Island property and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong, “King Kong Skull Island” is described as a “serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves fully into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.”
Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title are attached to write and executive produce the series. Dannie Festa of World Builder Entertainment will also serve as executive producer.
“It’s been a privilege to work with Joe DeVito and his truly unique, never-before-seen Kong universe,” Festa said in a statement. “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.”
“There’s clearly a deep and abiding interest in this timeless story. 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,” said IM Global Television President Mark Stern.
Penner and Title are repped by Dannie Festa, Paradigm and lawyer Andy Galker. DeVito Artworks are repped by Dannie Festa and lawyer Robert Seigel.