There's actually a big chapter about it in the Kong Unmade book I was reading!Living Corpse wrote:I'm really curious about the unmade Kong in Space film, do we have more details on what that film was gonna be about, like was Kong gonna wear space suit on the Moon defending a colony from aliens or be on an alien planet with breathable air, or is Kong going into outer space really all we know/as far as the concept ever went?
It was a series of proposals that went back and forth. If I recall, the idea was actually more like "the son of Jack Driscoll and Ann Darrow teams up with the daughter of Carl Denham, Carl's daughter being our protagonist, to go to space" and in space they find a planet that's basically "space Skull Island" with an alien Kong on it. Cooper was fond of the idea because it would allow for them to have Kong and a new adventure without ruining the ending of the original movie, but a lot of the back and forth was that he thought Ann's son should be the protagonist instead of Carl's daughter (because "adventuring is a MAN'S job!" basically) while the guy he was working with the idea on insisted on having Carl's daughter as the heroine. (This being the late 1960s.)
When I get home, I'll break the book back out and see if I can get some more details, the premise sounded really neat.