Exciting news for the ‘Planet of the Apes’ fans. The Apes are back in action! Fox is all set to expand the franchise under Disney.
The studio has roped in Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the uber-popular ‘Maze Runner’ film series to direct the film. The upcoming Sci-fi/Thriller is the first fox titles to get a reboot after Disney acquired Fox earlier this year for a whopping USD 71.3 billion! The original ‘Planet of The Apes’ film was based on a novel by French writer Pierre Boulle.
The film released in 1968 and featured Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans in the lead roles. The storyline revolved around an astronaut who crash-lands on an unknown planet and discovers a highly advanced ape civilization ruling over primitive humans. While the story initially focuses on the journey of a man trying to make sense of a world ruled by apes, it ends with him realising that he is was actually on Earth, destroyed by nuclear warfare.
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