You know how whenever you watch King Kong you think to yourself, "Man, this movie is great, but what we really need is a remake from Fox Animation that tells the story from the ape's point of view?" No? Wait… That's just us?
Yes, it seems that King Kong is coming to theaters yet again in a modern retelling courtesy of Christian Magalhaes and Bob Snow, based on a story by the film's producer Mike Weber. We don't know for certain if he can talk, but The King was pretty sympathetic in the first place, so it seems likely that Fox Animation will feel the need to make him talk to emphasize his character more. Deadline had the scoop.
This won't be the first time King Kong has been translated to animation (well, 100% animation, since he's usually stop-motion or CGI anyway). Dudley Moore lent his voice to the film The Mighty Kong, which sadly turned out to be his last film. Rankin/Bass turned The King into an awful animated series in The King Kong Show from 1966, and 2001 saw the release of Kong: The Animated Series, followed by its straight-to-video movie sequels Kong: King of Atlantis and Kong: Return to the Jungle.
Kong: King of Atlantis? You guys are just making this stuff up now…
Huh. Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle.
Crave Online will return with more King Kong news, just as soon as we stock up on beauty. You know, just in case he needs to be killed.