Published: Wed, December 04, 2019

New Planet of the Apes Movie in Development With Maze Runner Director

New Planet of the Apes Movie in Development With Maze Runner Director

Disney kept his name in their minds, however; hence, his new position at the helm of "Planet of the Apes".

Speaking during promotion for "Maze Runner: The Death Cure", the third movie in the "Maze Runner" trilogy - which was delayed after star Dylan O'Brien was injured on set - Wes admitted he and the cast were ready to move on to new challenges.

And this is something which Disney firmly agrees with as The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that director Wes Ball (The Maze Runner trilogy) is now working on a new Planet of the Apes movie.

Following the Fox-Disney merger, this shall be the first Fox property that Disney has developed into a brand new film.


Ball was previously attached to the adaption of the graphic novel series Mouse Guard, which was cancelled by Disney upon their acquisition of Fox. "In a shocking climax that rivals that of the original movie, Boulle delivers the answer in a masterpiece of adventure, satire, and suspense".

Since acquiring 20th Century Fox, Disney has inherited a whole bunch of movie franchises.

The "Planet of the Apes" series has produced nine installments in the past 51 years, and following the wrap up of the recent trilogy centering on Andy Serkis' Caesar, it looks like the studio now has another "Apes" movie in the works. But, in the end, he discovers that he is actually on planet Earth, which suffered an apocalyptic nuclear war. That film offered a fitting and emotional finale to a story that began in 2011's Rise of The Planet of The Apes, but we suppose you could continue telling stories within that timeline if you wanted to. That movie spawned sequels and a TV show, and by 2001, director Tim Burton premiered a remake starring Mark Wahlberg.

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