Makers of the ‘Planet of the Apes,’ on Thursday, unveiled the title and the first look of the next installment of the franchise.
Titled ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ will star actor Freya Allen, Owen Teague, and Peter Macon in the lead roles. According to Variety, the next chapter of the “Planet of the Apes” saga will pick up several years after the conclusion of 2017’s ‘War for the Planet of the Apes.’
The upcoming film will be helmed by ‘The Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball. The screenplay is by Josh Friedman, Patrick Aison, and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle, the first film of the ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise was released by 20th Century Fox in 1968 and earned an honorary Academy Award for outstanding makeup achievement. The reboot, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” premiered in 2011, followed by 2014’s ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and 2017’s ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ Variety reported.
‘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,” 20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell said in a statement, as per Variety.
‘Kingdom of the planet of the Apes’ is all set to hit the theatres in 2024.