Did you think Planet Of The Apes was finally over? Planet Of The Apes is never over. According to THR, Maze Runner director Wes Ball has signed up to helm another film for the franchise.
Ball, whose only feature film credits include The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, is currently developing the Apes film and will also serve as director.
Following Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the film will be one of the first significant Fox titles to go into development.
Based on the 1963 novel La Planète des singes by French author Pierre Boulle, the Planet Of The Apes film franchise first hit cinema screens in 1968, and spawned four sequel films. Tim Burton then released his version of the story in the 2001 film, which starred Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth and Helena Bonham Carter.
The most recent series of films launched in 2011 with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which was directed by Rupert Wyatt and starred James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow and Andy Serkis. The film was followed by Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes in 2014 and War For The Planet Of The Apes in 2017, both of which were directed by Matt Reeves.
Planet Of The Apes has been discussed since Disney’s acquisition of Fox and it was believed that more films in the franchise would take place in Reeves’ universe. However, it’s currently unclear whether Ball’s film will.
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