The beloved and long-standing “Planet of the Apes” franchise is poised to once again captivate audiences with 20th Century Studios’ latest installment, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.” Fans were treated to a glimpse of the action and drama awaiting them with the release of the film’s first trailer and teaser poster.
Slated for exclusive theatrical release on May 24, 2024, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” promises to be a spectacular new chapter in the series. The film takes place several generations after the era of Caesar, the intelligent ape who led his kind to a revolutionary rise against human oppression. In this future, apes have become the dominant species, while humans exist on the fringes of this new world order.
Director Wes Ball, renowned for his work on the “Maze Runner” trilogy, brings his visionary storytelling to the franchise. The narrative follows a young ape who embarks on a perilous quest. This ape faces the rise of a new, authoritarian ape leader whose ambition threatens the balance between apes and humans. The journey will challenge everything the young protagonist knows about his history and will force him to make pivotal decisions shaping the future of both species.
The film boasts an impressive cast, including Owen Teague, known for his chilling role in “IT,” and Freya Allan, who garnered acclaim for her portrayal in “The Witcher.” They are joined by Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and the distinguished William H. Macy, adding gravitas and depth to the ensemble.
The screenplay, penned by a collaboration of notable writers including Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison, is rooted in the rich tapestry of characters first conceived by Jaffa and Silver. The production team features a blend of new and returning talent, with Wes Ball and Joe Hartwick, Jr. producing alongside franchise veterans Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, as well as Jason Reed. Executive producers Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping bring their extensive experience with the franchise to ensure the film’s success.
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