Planet Of The Apes is back, baby! It’s been revealed that the new Apes movie is happening, it has a title and a cast including Small Screen favourite, Peter Macon. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter, and we cannot wait to see this movie when it’s finally released.
According to their report, the upcoming Planet Of The Apes movie is in the works, and it’s going called Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes. The movie is being directed by Wes Ball, and it’s been revealed that the movie will star Owen Teague alongside newly announced cast members Freya Allen and Peter Macon. The film is going to be released in cinemas in 2024.
The new Planet Of The Apes movie adds Peter Macon to its cast
It’s been revealed that this upcoming Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes movie is going to take place a number of years after the events of War For The Planet Of The Apes. That film was the culmination of the trilogy, which sae Andy Serkis play Caesar. Matt Reeves directed the final two instalments in this Planet Of The Apes trilogy.
The film is being written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Joe Hartwick Jr. Jaffa, Silver and Jason Reed are producing, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping executive producing. Here’s what Steve Asbell, president of 20th Century Studios, had to say on this new movie in a statement he made:
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.
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.
Peter Macon is going to be brilliant in this movie!
There have been a bunch of movies that were based on the 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle. The film movie was made for the screen in 1968 film, and it starred Charlton Heston. This movie then went on to spawn four sequels and two TV series. Tim Burton then directed a 2001 reboot. However, in 2011, 20th Century Fox then relaunched the franchise with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
These films have grossed $1.7 billion globally, which is a pretty impressive number and it means that this is a franchise that brings in a lot of money for 20th Century Studios. It’s also been revealed that this upcoming Apes movie goes into production next month. I’m really looking forward to watching this film, and I really, really hope that all goes well because I cannot wait to see what happens next in this long-running franchise.
This is all very exciting news. I genuinely believe that this franchise is one of the most interesting ones out there. There is so much good in the previous three movies, and I think that it’s a franchise that still has a lot to offer.
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