Production on Disney Studios Australia, previously Fox Studios Australia, in Sydney, New South Wales, has started on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the most recent film in the Planet of the Apes series from the 20th Century.
It picks up many years after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes from 2017 and is marketed as a brand-new installment in the apes story. Rick Jaffa, Patrick Aison, Amanda Silver, and Josh Friedman wrote the film’s script. Making the film is Wes Ball.
As part of the production agreement, the movie will also get an extra $17 million AUD ($10 million) in financing from Screen NSW’s “Made In NSW” initiative. More than 400 local jobs are anticipated to be created by the movie, which will also contribute $128 million AUD ($80 million) to the Australian economy.
With more than $1.7 billion in global box office receipts, Planet of the Apes is one of 20th Century Studios’ most well-known and enduring properties. The series’ debut film, which was based on a novel by Pierre Boulle, was initially released by 20th Century Fox in 1968 and went on to become one of the year’s top blockbusters. Two TV series and four theatrical sequels were released after it. Tim Burton’s remake Planet of the Apes was released in 2001, and two sequels, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), were produced after the 2011 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The new movie’s producers are Joe Hartwick Jr., Jaffa, Silver, and Jason Reed, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping serving as executive producers.