'King Kong' Animated Reboot Moves Forward at Fox

Christian Magalhaes and Bob Snow are writing a new version of this classic story told from the gigantic ape's point-of-view.

Fox is moving ahead with an animated version of King Kong
Fox is moving ahead with an animated version of King Kong
20th Century Fox is moving forward with a new animated version of King Kong by hiring Christian Magalhaes and Bob Snow to write the script.

This project will offer a fresh take on the legendary ape, by telling the story from his perspective. Mike Weber came up with the original concept and will produce.

Shawn Levy will also produce through his 21 Laps company alongside Radar Pictures' Ted Field. No production schedule was given for this new King Kong endeavor.

The last time we saw the enormous ape on the big screen was in 2005 with Peter Jackson's King Kong, which grossed $550 million worldwide. 20th Century Fox is also getting ready to unleash another ape project, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is due in theaters on August 5.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. skywise

    This has fail written all over it

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Replicant

    @Salem6777 Your so wrong. There'll be a Ms. Kong and THEY'LL get married.

    I already love Jackson's King Kong, I don't really care about this at all.

    4 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  3. Nautical

    This is just all wrong...so so wrong. No Hollywood, NO NO NO.

    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  4. Salem6777

    u know since this is a Animated... Kong probably will talk....and get married to the girl or something...

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  5. Salem6777

    @m00reman i said hollyboot

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Just to participate in the reboot hate I'll say this, someone should reboot Hollywood

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'm up for it. Don't need it, but I like to see another version of Kong

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. m00reman

    instead of hollywood should it be reboot wood or hollyboot

    4 years agoby @m00remanFlag

  9. Tyranus

    how is this an "original concept." Peter Jackson's reboot was pretty definitive from my point of view. While I loved Jackson's version this story doesn't seem like it would make a good franchise. The next few years are going to be so full of remakes and reboots it's ridiculous, especially the five versions of Snow White and the five Wizard of Oz movies. At least have them come out at different times.

    4 years agoby @tyranusFlag

  10. m00reman

    Great news!!
    Lets reboot Avatar and Batman Begins oh oh and lets reboot the superman reboot.

    4 years agoby @m00remanFlag

  11. Playhouse

    ...

    4 years agoby @playhouseFlag

  12. Major Tom

    *Facepalm*

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

    4 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  13. Salem6777

    WTF?!

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag