According to Deadline, Kevin Durand (‘Locke & Key’) has been cast in ‘The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes‘, scheduled to 2024.
Although unconfirmed, sources say Durand should play a monkey and that the character will likely be the villain in the new movie.
Or astro joins Owen Teague (‘It – The Thing’), Freya Allan (‘The Witcher’) e Peter Macon (‘The Orville’).
For now, there are no details about the characters of Allan e MaconWhile Teague will give life to the main primate of the plot, which will be directed by Wes Ball (‘Maze Runner’) and co-written with Josh Friedman (‘Express of Tomorrow’).
Meanwhile, the search for the human protagonist continues.
It was also said that the film will be titled ‘The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes‘.
Check out the first official image:
Shooting is expected to begin by the end of the year, but it all depends on how the script progresses.
Not much is known about the project, as Ball and studio executives have been keeping the idea under wraps.
In any case, franchising has been a high priority since when Disney acquired from 20th Century and made it clear that the plan was to develop the next film as quickly as possible.
Remembering that Ball took over directing in 2019 and continues to work on the script and visual effects specs.
As a result, there is no release date yet.
The original 1968 film is based on a novel by the French writer Pierre Boullé and starring Charlton Hestonwhich plays an astronaut who lands on a planet and discovers an advanced civilization of apes ruling primitive humans.
In the final twist, he discovers that he is still on Earth, which has suffered an apocalyptic nuclear war.
The film was a critical and commercial success upon its release and spawned numerous sequels and a TV series throughout the 1970s.
In 2011, the trilogy started with ‘Planet of the apes the origin‘, which chronicles how the primates took control under the command of Caesar, played by Andy Serkis through motion capture technology.
Not only was the film a resounding box office success, it also garnered some of the best reviews in franchise history, leading to a new set of films that ended with ‘Planet of the Apes: The War’ (2017.)
commanded by Rupert Wyatt e Matt Reevesthe trilogy yielded more than 1.6 billion of dollars.