The next chapter of the Planet of the Apes is in the works. Called Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, it will go into production next month.
The film, from 20th Century Studios, will be directed by Wes Ball and stars Owen Teague, Freya Allen and Peter Macon.
Plot details are scarce but Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is said to pick up many years after 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
“Planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy,” Steve Asbell, president of 20th Century Studios, said in a statement. “With Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”
Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison will write the script, according to THR. Joe Hartwick Jr. Jaffa, Silver and Jason Reed are producing, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping executive producing.