Are you able to go bananas for this subsequent bit of reports? 20th Century Fox certain hopes so, as a result of it is lately been confirmed that the studio, beneath its Disney umbrella, has a brand new Planet of the Apes film in early growth. Trying to helm the subsequent iteration of the Apes franchise is MAZE RUNNER movie sequence director Wes Ball.
Based mostly on Pierre Boule’s French novel of the identical title, Planet of the Apes beat its chest to 5 movies, starting in 1968 with director Franklin J. Schaffner’s live-action adaptation. Earlier than lengthy, viewers had gone ape for Schaffner’s movie, and characters from the sequence discovered their approach onto toy retailer cabinets. In 2001, Tim Burton rebooted the property with a one-off function that starred Mark Wahlberg as Captain Leo Davidson and Helena Bonham Carter as Ari a central character within the movie and daughter of Senator Sandar, a high-ranking member of the Ape Senate. Burton’s tackle the Apes franchise earned $362.1 million bananas on the worldwide field workplace, however did not encourage any sequels. Nonetheless, in 2011, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES starring motion-capture grasp Andy Serkis hit the mark, and paved the best way for 2 sequels from director Matt Reeves – DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014) and its sequel, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017). All informed, the trilogy banked $1.68 billion in international returns.
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For the second, Deadline is saying that Ball’s Planet of the Apes mission continues to be in its very early days of growth, so it could be some time earlier than we hear of any vital updates.
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