‘Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Starts Production

by Thomas Tuna

The apes are taking over Australia.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes–the latest addition to the legendary horror-fantasy film series from 20th Century Studios–has begun production Down Under, according to a report in Variety.

The new film is shooting at Disney Studios Australia in Sydney, New South Wales, aiming for a 2024 release window.

In addition, a new cast member reportedly has signed up. Eka Darville (Jessica Jones) will join the previously announced Owen Teague (as the lead primate), Freya Allan, Peter Macon and Kevin Durand in the film.

The pic–directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison–will be set “many years” after the conclusion of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes. Storyline details have not yet been revealed, but Ball said the film will not be a reboot.

The entire Apes franchise–based on a novel by Pierre Boulle–has earned a whopping $1.7 billion globally so far. The series began back in 1968 with the Charlton Heston-led Planet of the Apes.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

 

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