Apes rule earth in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
THE 20th Century Studios has recently unveiled an initial teaser trailer for the film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which continues the storyline several years following the occurrences depicted in the 2017 film War for the Planet of the Apes.
Following the death of Julius Caesar in the last movie, the fourth chapter of the modern-day Planet of the Apes series unfolds many generations beyond his reign.
In this evolved world, a fresh ape leader has risen to prominence, firmly establishing apes as the dominant force on the planet. As a result, humans have been relegated to a secondary role, and the trailer clearly depicts their experiences of fear and flight.
Yet, as a new authoritative ape figure emerges, a young member of the ape community embarks on a transformative journey. The decisions made by this youthful ape have the potential to shape the destinies of both apes and humans, signifying a pivotal juncture in the unfolding narratives of these two intertwined species.
The upcoming film is under the direction of Wes Ball, known for his work on the Maze Runner franchise. The cast includes Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and William H. Macy. The screenplay was crafted by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison.
The film’s production is in the hands of producers Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Joe Hartwick Jr and Jason Reed, while Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping serve as executive producers.
Filming for the movie began in Sydney in October 2022 and concluded in February 2023. The original series comprised six films, debuting between 1968 and 2001.
Subsequently, a reboot series was introduced, with the inaugural movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, hitting screens in 2011. This was followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014 and War for the Planet of the Apes in 2017.
Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox in April 2019 led to the announcement of additional films in the franchise entering production. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will be released in theatres on May 24, 2024.