‘Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Begins Production At Disney Studios In Sydney

20th Century Studios’ “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, starring Owen Teague (It), Freya Allan (The Witcher), Peter Macon (The Orville), Eka Darville (“Jessica Jones”) and Kevin Durand (“The Strain”), has begun production at Disney Studios Australia in Sydney (renamed from Fox Studios Australia, part of The Walt Disney Companys Australian footprint), under the direction of Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy). This film starts an all-new chapter in the Planet of the Apes saga, picking up many years after the conclusion of 2017War for the Planet of the Apes. The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Patrick Aison (Prey). Joe Hartwick Jr. (The Maze Runner trilogy), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Jason Reed (Mulan) are the films producers. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are the executive producers.

Steve Asbell, President of 20th Century Studios, said: Were thrilled to be in Sydney filming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes at the world-class Disney Studios Australia. Planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history and an indelible part of our studios legacy. The extraordinary director Wes Ball and cast and crew are continuing the series tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema. We cant wait to share this new chapter with audiences in 2024.

Planet of the Apes is one of 20th Century Studios most popular and enduring franchises, amassing more than $1.7 billion worldwide. Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle, the first film in the series was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1968 and went on to become one of the years biggest hits, winning a special Academy Award® and followed by four theatrical sequels and two television series.  A remake, Planet of the Apes, directed by Tim Burton, was released in 2001, then a 2011 reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was followed by two sequels, 2014Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 2017War for the Planet of the Apes.

About 20th Century Studios:

20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of feature films for both theatrical and streaming release. It is home to such iconic  franchises as Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard and Kingsman and creator of hit films including Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian, and Ford v Ferrari and Free Guy. It also launched the successful Deadpool and X-Men film series and recent Oscar®-winner West Side Story. Upcoming releases include the Avatar sequel Avatar: The Way of the Water, and the newest film from filmmaker David O. Russell, Amsterdam. Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the world the first six Star Wars films, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Abyss,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl and The Revenant.

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