First Poster, Images And Trailer Are Here For KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES And It’s Glorious!
“What A Wonderful Day!!”
The first trailer and teaser poster (with Caesar’s window symbol) for “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” 20th Century Studios’ all-new action-adventure spectacle is here and it’s glorious!
A new entry in the studio’s global, epic (and this geek’s favorite) franchise, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” will open exclusively in theaters nationwide May 24, 2024.
Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.
“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (“Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”).
Terrific! And to think Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the fifth and final installment of the original film series was released 50 years ago in 1973. This sequel follows the chimpanzee Caesar years after a global nuclear war has destroyed human civilization. Living with his wife, Lisa and their son, Cornelius, Caesar creates a new society while trying to cultivate peace between the apes and remaining humans. Caesar is opposed by an aggressive gorilla general named Aldo, who wants to imprison the humans who freely roam Ape City while doing menial labor. The running thread throughout the films – the amazing Roddy McDowall as Cornelius and Caesar.
The screenplay for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Jason Reed (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers. The score is from composer John Paesano.
Read our 2011 interview with Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver for RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES here: https://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2011/08/wamgs-conversation-with-screenwriters-amanda-silver-rick-jaffa-of-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes/
Plus our POTA fashion statements: https://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2011/08/top-ten-tuesday-rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-fashion-statements/
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES review: https://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2011/08/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-the-review/
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES review: https://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2014/07/dawn-planet-apes-review/
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES review: https://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2017/07/war-planet-apes-review/