Kong might be king of Skull Island, but what about Broadway? Fans of musical theater will have the chance to find out with a King Kong musical set to release in the fall of 2018. Development started all the way back in 2014, but a number of behind the scenes issues kept the big apes pipes shut.
Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and with composer Marius de Vries (La La Land) attached, Kong certainly has some A-list talent hanging onto it. But perhaps best of all, in the tradition of The Lion King and other animal heavy shows, Kong will be played brought to life with the wonders of practical effects, in this case a Giant Animatronic Puppet.
Will King Kong live up to classic horror musicals like The Rocky Horror Show or Little Shop of Horrors? Only time will tell, but so far it has me pounding my chest in excitement.