20th Century Studios has announced that it will be taking fans into the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes in 2024 with the release of the next instalment of the Planet of the Apes saga.
Directed by Wes Ball (The Maze Runner), Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will pick up “many years” after 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes and launch “a brand new chapter” in the rebooted universe that began in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
“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,” said Steve Asbell, President of 20th Century Studios. “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.”
Owen Teague (It), Freya Allen (The Witcher) and Peter Macon (The Orville) will star in the film, which has been written by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Patrick Aison (Prey), and is slating to begin production this October.