Production on the next chapter in the ”Planet of the Apes” franchise has officially begun.
Titled ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’, the film has begun filming in Sydney, New South Wales at the iconic Fox Studios Australia, which was recently renamed Disney Studios Australia, the website reported. Variety entertainment information.
‘The Maze Runner’ director Wes Ball helms the film, which opens an all-new chapter in the franchise, picking up many years after the conclusion of 2017’s ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’.
The film will feature an ensemble cast consisting of Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Eka Darville and Kevin Durand.
The screenplay is by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison. ”Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will be produced by Joe Hartwick Jr, Jaffa, Silver and Jason Reed with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping serving as executive producers. ”Planet of the Apes” is one of Fox’s first major franchises to be redeveloped following the Disney deal.
The franchise is based on the 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle. The first film ”Planet of the Apes” was released in 1968, followed by a series of sequels and a TV show.
In 2001, Tim Burton made a remake with Mark Wahlberg.
A new trilogy of prequel films began in 2011 with Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” followed by 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “War for the Planet of the Apes.” released in 2017. ”Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will be released in 2024.
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