King Kong Getting a Live-Action TV Adaptation from The Bye Bye Man Team

Thanks to the success of Kong: Skull Island, MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have teamed up to create a live-action TV adaptation that they’re calling “King Kong Skull Island,” according to Deadline. This marks the first live-action television entry in the Kong universe.

The series is being written by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man) and is said to follow a female-led multicultural expedition that delves into the world of Skull Island and the mysteries it holds. MarVista and IM Global TV will develop, co-produce, and co-finance the series; Penner and Title will executive produce with Dannie Festa of World Builder Entertainment.

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.

IM Global TV president Mark Stern added, “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.”

No word yet on an estimated release date. Keep your eye on Dread Central for more updates as they come in!

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