Planet of The Apes’ sequel film is in progress? Find Out

Plant of the Apes is in progress. Fox has roped in Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the Maze Runner film series, to develop and direct a upcoming film under Disney banner.
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Exciting news for the ‘Planet of the Apes’ fans. The Apes are back in action! Fox is all set to expand the franchise under Disney. The studio has roped in Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the uber-popular ‘Maze Runner’ film series to direct the film. The upcoming Sci-fi/Thriller is the first fox titles to get a reboot after Disney acquired Fox earlier this year for a whopping USD 71.3 billion! The original ‘Planet of The Apes’ film was based on a novel by French writer Pierre Boulle.

The film released in 1968 and featured Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans in the lead roles. The storyline revolved around an astronaut who crash-lands on an unknown planet and discovers a highly advanced ape civilization ruling over primitive humans. While the story initially focuses on the journey of a man trying to make sense of a world ruled by apes, it ends with him realising that he is was actually on Earth, destroyed by nuclear warfare.

Blowing minds with its thrilling premise, the film was an overnight success. It was followed by various sequels and TV series throughout the 1970s. While the 2001 remake of the film failed to impress the audience, Fox came up with an all-new reboot trilogy that did remarkably well on the box office. The trilogy began with ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, an origin story focusing on how the apes took over the planet. The film featured Andy Serkis as the leader of the apes, Caesar. The actor was recognised and praised for his moving performance as the character. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is yet to announce if the upcoming film is going to be a fresh reboot of the existing movies or an extension of the films.

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