Disney+ is one of the most relentless streaming services right now, with a bevy of new content released every week. With Marvel shows like She-Hulk currently running and Star Wars shows like Andor on the way, Disney+ will next tap into another highly recognizable franchise. According to Variety, a live-action King Kong series is reportedly in early development at Disney.
Per the initial report, the series is based on the original King Kong by Merian C. Cooper. Additionally, the series will take inspiration from the novelizations by artist Joe DeVito. Disney will produce the project in conjunction with Cooper’s estate. Notably, Aquaman director James Wan is already on-board to executive produce the show.
The King Kong project will reportedly be a serialized drama that explores Kong’s origins. The series will also expand the lore surrounding Kong’s home, Skull Island. Toy Story 4 writer Stephany Folsom will write the series and produce alongside Michael Clear (Malignant) and Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing).
The upcoming project marks the second live-action series focusing on famous movie monsters currently in the works. Previously, it was reported that the father-son duo of Kurt and Wyatt Russell will star in a Godzilla spinoff series for the Apple TV+ streaming service. Additionally, Dan Stevens will star in the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong 2, directed by Adam Wingard.
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