20th Century Studios’ fantasy action film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has begun production in Sydney, New South Wales at the legendary Fox Studios Australia, recently renamed Disney Studios Australia.
The franchise film opens a new chapter in the Planet of the Apes saga and picks up many years after the end of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
Directed by Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner” trilogy), Owen Teague (“It”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Peter Macon (“The Orville”), Eka Darville (“Jessica Jones”) be visible. ) and Kevin Durand (“The Strain”).
Written by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (“Planet of the Apes”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”).
Joe Hartwick Jr. (“The Maze Runner” trilogy), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Jason Reed (“Mulan”) are producing the film. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are executive producers.
The production is supported by around AUD$17 million (US$10.8 million) from the Australian Government and is funded through Screen NSW’s Made In NSW Fund. Federal Arts Secretary Tony Burke said the film will create more than 400 local jobs and add more than AUD$128 million ($81.5 million) to the Australian economy.
To date, the franchise, based on a novel by Pierre Boulle, has grossed more than $1.7 billion at the box office worldwide, beginning with 20th Century Fox’s release of Planet of the Apes in 1968. Four have followed Cinema sequels and two television series. A remake, Planet of the Apes, directed by Tim Burton, was released in 2001. A 2011 reboot, Planet of the Apes The Rise, was followed by two sequels, 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/kingdom-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-shooting-australia-1235397570/ “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” filming in Australia