New Planet of the Apes Taps Maze Runner Director!
We just got word that a new ‘Planet of the Apes’ Movie in the works with ‘Maze Runner’ filmmaker Wes Ball. Read on to get more details on Apes movies…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the successful Maze Runner franchise is working on a new Planet of the Apes movie.
It was previously revealed during a Disney investor’s call that they intended to move forward with further Apes movies. With Matt Reeves currently busy prepping The Batman for Warner Bros. he is unavailable to continue the series as a director.
This has opened the door for Wes Ball, who was prepping an adaptation of Mouse Guard, which was eventually scrapped. He is the perfect fit for furthering the Apes franchise since he was extremely successful with the Maze Runner trilogy.
War for the Planet of the Apes also left plenty of room for a continuation but also opened the door for things to head in new directions.
Where does it stand now?
One would assume the logical move would be to pick things up where they left off. But it’s possible that Disney could go the reboot route as well. For now, there is no firm indication one way or the other.
We hope they continue the story.