20th Century Studios’ “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” has started production at Disney Studios Australia. The studio was formerly known as Fox Studios Australia, in Sydney, New South Wales.
Deadline reports that “as part of the production deal, the film will receive $17 million AUD ($10 million) in support from the Australian government as well as additional funding through Screen NSW’s ‘Made In NSW’ fund. The film is expected to provide more than 400 local jobs and inject $128 million AUD ($80 million) into the Australian economy.”
Plot details for the next installment have been kept under wraps but starts the all-new chapter in the Apes saga, which reportedly picks up many years after the conclusion of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
The reimagined film star Owen Teague, Freya Allen, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and Eka Darville (Jessica Jones).
Wes Ball (The Maze Runner) will direct. The screenplay is by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison. Joe Hartwick Jr, Jaffa, Silver and Jason Reed are the film’s producers, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping exec producing.
“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is scheduled to release in 2024.