Mondo Lets Francesco Francavilla Loose On ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Limited Print
This week sees the release of Legendary Pictures' Kong: Skull Island which sees Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson lead an expedition to the forgotten land where they discover the legendary beast which resides there. To celebrate the film's release, Mondo have commissioned superstar artist Francesco Francavilla for a limited edition print.
Francavilla's Kong: Skull Island print will be on sale some time today --- Mondo's site advises to keep an eye on Twitter for the announcement of the sale --- and the regular 24" x 36" hand-numbered print is limited to 335 copies, retailing at $60. An exclusive variant will also be on sale for $85 and is limited to only 95 copies.
In a statement provided by Mondo, Francavilla spoke about his love for the great ape:
"I can safely say I am a life time fan of KING KONG. When I was offered the opportunity to draw the big ape on a poster for this new, badass edition, it really was a no brainer. We really wanted to play on the majesty, the gigantic size of Kong, so after a couple of layouts, I came up with him looming, reaching over the island - a little nod to the classic image of King King looming over NYC skyline. It helped that the movie has so much great visuals that I tried to implement in the layout."