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Excess Hollywood: 'King Kong' may become a Broadway musical

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  • According to a press release from Global Creatures, work has begun on a Broadway musical version of King Kong called King Kong — Live on Stage. I thought we learned the first time around that we didn’t want him live on stage, right? Looking forward to this, though.
  • Paradise Lost has found its director: I, Robot and Knowing director Alex Proyas will helm the adaptation of the John Milton poem. [Variety]
  • So You Think You Can Dance announced via press release that the season 7 tour is set to kick off Sept. 19 in New Orleans. Obviously, Nigel Lythgoe to arrive armed with beads.
  • Disturbia co-writer Carl Ellsworth has been tapped to pen the Goosebumps adaptation. I’d cross my fingers for a Why I’m Afraid of Bees adaptation, but I already saw that back in 2006 when it was called The Wicker Man. [THR]
  • IFC Films has nabbed rights to Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project, an “uncensored” (Hm.) documentary about the Miramax co-founder, according to a press release from the studio.
  • Sony has announced it has acquired Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin That I Inhabit, which is not about Buffalo Bill, but rather a father who avenges his daughter’s death.
  • In other Sony acquisition news: The studio has also picked up rights to Insidious, a horror film starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne and directed by Saw‘s James Wan. Good to see the kids will learn a new SAT vocab word. [The Wrap]