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The giant ape smashes again in “KONGA TNT”; first teaser and poster

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | News


The big gorilla from the 1961 cult favorite has been revived for the 21st century.

The first teaser trailer for KONGA TNT has been released and can be seen below. Brett Kelly (MY FAIR ZOMBIE, ATTACK OF THE JURASSIC SHARK) directed the movie from a script by Trevor Payer, based on Kelly’s story and the Charlton Comics adaptation of the previous movie (since that’s in the public domain). Jennie Russo, Chad Walls, Ian Quick, Seb Godin, Steve Kasan, John Migliore, Payer and Tomb Dragomir star. According to the project’s Facebook page, “KONGA TNT is an experimental movie project being made while in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Brett Kelly is taking unused footage from previous movies and combining it with new footage shot by himself and actor/FX artist John Migliore along with writer Trevor Payer. Additional actors will be contributing scenes shot on their own.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).