Wes Ball becomes new director of "Planet Of The Apes" film

Does the "Maze Runner" director tie in with the Reboot trilogy?

by Pierre Lorenz on December 5, 2019

The "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" film series is now one of the oldest franchises at 20th Century Fox and has been part of Disney since the takeover. As the Hollywood reporter reports, Maze Runner - director Wes Ball will now take care of it. Sounds unusual at first, after all Disney is generally considered to be a very family-friendly company with corresponding films - Rise of the planet of the Apes, which revolves around a dystopia in which the monkeys have taken over control of the earth after a nuclear war, is certainly not one of them at first glance. More details are unfortunately not yet known. What is certain, however, is that they definitely have plans for the franchise. However, it's not yet clear whether this will be a reboot or a sequel.

The rise of the Planet of the Apes - Franchise is based on a science fiction novel by Pierre Boulle, which was filmed for the first time in 1968 and became a huge success thanks to its main character Charlton Heston. Numerous sequels and even a TV series followed, until in 2001 a rather unsuccessful remake of Tim Burton appeared for the first time. The last reboot trilogy was with Andy Serkis as Ape Caesar and was quite successful.

The extent to which Wes Ball's new film will follow up on this or not is not certain, but of course we will keep you up to date as always.