Development EditKong: The Origin is currently in development in China under the director J.J. Kim.
Billions of years ago on primordial earth, born out of turbulent lava, Kong gets caught in the power struggle between 2 alien civilizations...
Kong: The Origin is based on the Asian tale of 'Sun Wukong', commonly called The Monkey King. Adapted from the classical Chinese novel Journey To The West.
Billions of years ago on primordial earth, born out of turbulent lava, Kong gets caught in the power struggle between two alien civilizations: One - a highly advanced synthetic-intelligent life form with a ruthless robotic army - seeks to drive the other - a group of determined refugees led by their Chief - to extinction. At stake is the possession of a sacred, limitless source of power and energy: the Hundun. As Kong develops feelings for the Chief's daughter, Kong's choice risks sacrificing himself and having to return to his birthplace, the earth's core, to become a living mountain.
"We unravel the truth behind the myth. We take an ancient story to its origins and tell what really happened, what is it supposed to be -- the facts on which the mythology is based." (JJ Kim and Gary Zhong)