New “Planet of the Apes” Movie in the Works

Andy Serkis in "War for the Planet of the Apes." Photo by 20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock (8957004p)

The Planet of the Apes continues!

The acclaimed ape drama is set to return with a new film in development. The original 1968 Planet of the Apes film was based on a novel by French writer Pierre Boulle.

Fox has tapped filmmaker and Maze Runner helmer Wes Ball to direct the new installment in the iconic franchise. 

The new film marks the first significant title to set in motion following Disney’s acquisition of the studio.

It is unclear whether the newly announced project, still in very early stages of development will be a new reboot an extension of the previous film series, Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes.