The Witcher star Freya Allan has joined Owen Teague and Peter Macon in 20th Century Studios next installment in their Planet of the Apes franchise, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Directed by Wes Ball, the new film is said to pick up “many years” after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes. Allan has apparently landed the role as the lead human in the new film.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the fourth film in the Planet of the Apes Saga which launched in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, continued in 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and again in 2017 with the aforementioned War for the Planet of the Apes. In an official statement, 20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell described the Ball’s vision for the latest installment as “extraordinary.”
‘Planet of the Apes’ is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy. With ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.Steve Asbell
Production on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set to kick off in October based on a screenplay from the team of Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Patrick Aison, who worked on the recent streaming hit Prey. Ball is expected to serve as the director for an entire trilogy of Apes films that are rumored to focus on Teague’s Cornelius, the youngest son of Caesar, the protagonist of the first trilogy of films in the modern saga.
Source: 20th Century Studios