New Planet of the Apes Movie Announced, Cast Revealed

New Planet of the Apes Movie Announced, Cast Revealed

A new Planet of the Apes film is in the works at 20th Century Studios, as the company has announced that Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will begin production next month.

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The latest film in the long-running Planet of the Apes series will star Owen Teague (IT), Freya Allen (The Witcher), and Peter Macon (The Orville), and will pick up “many years” after the end of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes, according to 20th Century Studios. Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy) will direct the project, which is targeting a 2024 release.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver, the latter of whom also was a writer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The film will be produced by Patrick Aison, Joe Hartwick Jr., Jaffa, SIlver, and Jason Reed.

Planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy,” said 20th Century Studios president Steve Asbell. “With Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”

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The last film in the Planet of the Apes series, 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes, saw director Matt Reeves’ Planet of the Apes reboot series come to a close and starred Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn. The film premiered to critical acclaim and made nearly $500 million at the box office. It earned nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Special Visual Effects at the Academy Awards.

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