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More King Kong Heading Our Way

Production company Spirit Pictures has plans to resurrect King Kong's story for the big screen once again, this time adapting the book Kong: King of Skull Island, a prequel to the ape's tale. The book is centered around Skull Island's backstory "and how the giant gorilla became king there. It introduces other giant gorillas and dinosaurs only hinted at in the previous films."

As for this new movie, producers plan on using the motion-capture technology that Robert Zemeckis used to make The Polar Express and Beowulf. Despite a modern update, however, Spirit is determined to do right by the Merian C. Cooper family, who own the Kong property. "We're very concerned with honoring Merian C. Cooper's legacy in Hollywood. We want to make sure that whatever we deliver will honor his memory," said Spirit's Steve Iles.

Is King Kong's story still interesting at all, or has the juice of this tale been all squeezed out? Or does the fact that we now have some nifty filmmaking technology justify revisiting old stories, since now it'll look really cool?

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