The original Planet of the Apes released in 1968 and spawned four direct sequels, a television show, a remake in 2001, and a reboot series in 2011. Now it looks like the iconic franchise is continuing under Disney’s newly acquired 20th Century Studios.
Director Wes Ball (The Maze Runner) will helm the new film. Ball was originally set to helm an adaptation of the comic book series Mouse Guard, but that project went under as a product of the Fox-Disney merge. At the beginning of 2020, the director stated that the new film would be a continuation of the most recent film series and not a reboot.
In a recent interview with DiscussingFilm, Ball stated he was actively working in the development phase with his screenwriter and that concept art is also being created. He even alluded to the fact that they “could actually be in virtual production relatively soon because it’s largely a CG movie.”
Ball also reassured fans that the franchise is in good hands, stating that he is committed to honoring the recent trilogy but also branching out in exciting and organic new ways. He concluded his interview by boldly stating, “Planet of the Apes is moving forward baby!”
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