News for Jun. 15, 2005

New Book: Merian C. Cooper's KING KONG

6/15/05, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

Merian C. Cooper's KING KONG COVER In Progress Joe DeVito writes: There will be a new addition to the Kong mythos following on the heels of KONG: King of Skull Island. Brad Strickland and I have teamed up to do an extensive rewrite of the original KING KONG novel, titled Merian C. Cooper's KING KONG. It was completed months ago and will be published soon by St. Martin's Press: ISBN-13:978-0-312-34915-8. It will be a 5.5" x 8.25" formatted softcover of about 192 pages (over 63,000 words), with a painted cover and several b&w interior illustrations.

Merian C. Cooper's KING KONG will retain the original 1930šs time frame, characters, and storyline. It will also add four new chapters and bring the paleontology up to date while making the story far more accessible. As with my prequel/sequel, KONG: King of Skull Island, this new novel has been written by special arrangement with the Merian C. Cooper estate and will perfectly synchronize with it for one contiguous storyline.

While the plot line and characters are unchanged, there are some very interesting additions to the original novel. These further nuance the storyline with which all Kong fans are so familiar. Brad and I hope it will be a worthy contribution to the overall Kong lore.

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Merian C. Cooper's King Kong : A Novel

Merian C. Cooper's King Kong : A Novel

Merian C. Cooper's King Kong : A Novel