Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes began production at Disney Studios Australia.
Disney’s 20th Century Studios has announced that Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is currently filming in Sydney, Australia. Production is based at Disney Studios Australia, formerly known as Fox Studios Australia, the home of blockbusters like 1999 The matrix and 2006 The Return of Superman.
Wes Ball, the man behind 20th Century Studios’ Maze Runner Trilogy, is directing Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. The screenplay for the film was written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison.
“Planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and legendary sci-fi franchises in cinematic history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy,” said Steve Asbell. , president of 20th Century Studios, in a statement. “With Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative and thought-provoking filmmaking, and we look forward to sharing Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”
Owen Teague spearheads the cast of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which also includes Freya Allen, Peter Macon, Eka Darville and Kevin Durand. The film takes place years after the events of 2017 War for the Planet of the Apeswhich ended with the death of Caesar.
The first movie of the Planet of the Apes franchise was based on a novel by Pierre Boule. It was released in 1968 and followed Charlton Heston as an astronaut who crash-landed on a planet ruled by intelligent apes, only to find he was actually on Earth years after it was devastated by a nuclear war. The highly successful film resulted in several Planet of the Apes sequels, a TV series and a 2001 remake by Tim Burton before Fox rebooted the franchise with a trilogy that started in 2011 The Ascension of the Planet of the Apeswith Andy Serkis.
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