Variety is reporting that Netflix has set a 2016 debut for “Kong – King of the Apes,” an original animated TV series and feature-length film for kids.
Netflix has ordered a feature length movie and 12 half-hour episodes from animation studio 41 Entertainment and Arad Prods. Slated to premiere worldwide sometime in 2016, the CGI-animated movie and series will be “a fresh and modern take on the classic King Kong story,” according to the companies.
“I always loved King Kong. This is a unique opportunity to introduce him in brilliant CGI animation to kids worldwide with the power of Netflix,” producer Avi Arad said in a statement.
In “Kong – King of the Apes,” set in 2050, the humanistic giant ape is housed on San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island, which has since been transformed into a natural history and marine preserve. But when the star attraction suddenly goes ape (haha I didn't write that) — and Kong becomes public enemy No. 1 — the villain that framed him is free to unleash an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the unsuspecting world.
Dear Hollywood, why does San Francisco always get destroyed? Isn't it time for Milwaukee to get some monster love? Yeesh.