The apes seem happy about the whole thing.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes–the latest entry in the always-popular Apes film series–recently wrapped filming in Australia, according to a short behind-the-scenes video starring several CGI simians. Check out the Twitter post on this page.
— Wes Ball (@wesball) February 15, 2023
The new film–directed by Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy) from a screenplay by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Patrick Aison (Prey) and Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)–is set for a May 24, 2024 theatrical release.
The cast includes Owen Teague (as the lead primate), Dichen Lachman, Freya Allen, Peter Macon, Eka Darville, Kevin Durand, Travis Jeffery, Neil Sandilands, Sam Wiseman, Lydia Peckham, Ras-Samuel Weld and William H. Macy.
The feature–serving as a sequel to 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes–finds many ape societies “have grown from when Caesar brought his people to an oasis–while humans have been reduced to a feral-like existence,” according to the synopsis.
Now, one ape leader starts enslaving other groups to find human technology, while another ape begins a journey to find freedom. And a young human woman “becomes key to the latter’s quest–although she has plans of her own.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.