Unexpected ‘King Kong’ prequel, ‘Skull Island’, set for 2016

Film Title: King Kong.

Among the things no one expected to be announced at Comic Con: a remake of Kazaam, a live action adaptation of the ill-fated comic hero Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, and a prequel to King Kong.

So, you can imagine Con-goers surprise when the teaser for a new King Kong movie was played at the conclusion of Legendary’s panel.

Titled Skull Island, the picture will take place in the jungle terrain prior to Mighty Kong’s capture by that pesky film crew in the famed King Kong story.

It’s unknown if it will have any involvement from Peter Jackson, who made the most recent Kong movie in 2005, but we do know its slated for release in November of 2016.

Slashfilm, in their account of the teaser, wonder if a potential Godzilla vs. King Kong movie is being set up by Legendary, which, while hugely speculative, is very, very appealing.

The following is from Legendary’s official press release:

“Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.”

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