A New Planet Of The Apes Movie In The Works At 20th Century Fox With Wes Ball Directing

I love the Planet Of The Apes movies. I thought that Matt Reeves did an excellent job with the last two: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and War For The Planet Of The Apes.

They actually very underrated blockbuster movies and I’m so happy to report that 20th Century Fox wants to make more of them.

According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox already has a new Planet Of The Apes movie in the works and they’ve attached director Wes Ball to helm the picture.

Ball helmed the Maze Runner trilogy which has grossed close to $949 million worldwide, which isn’t terrible for those movies.

They’re also pretty decent films, not amazing, but not terrible either and I like the fact that Fox is willing to give young directors a chance to prove themselves with a big franchise.

Before helming the last two Apes movies, Reeves had only made a few movies: The Pallbearer, Cloverfield and Let Me In.

We’re getting another Planet Of The Apes film

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Those three films are perfectly fine. Cloverfield stands out as Reeves’ best film before directing Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

It’s not known whether Ball’s film will be a reboot of this franchise or a continuation from War For The Planet Of The Apes.

Hopefully, they’ll be able to keep the quality of these future movies to the same level as the previous ones, which really are very good films indeed.

The three most recent of these movies, including Dawn and War managed to gross $1.68 billion around the globe.

That’s not a number to be sniffed at, but it has to be said that Todd Phillips’ Joker movie made more than half that amount on it own.

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