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The Maze Runner's Wes Ball to oversee new take on Planet Of The Apes
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The Maze Runner's Wes Ball to oversee new take on Planet Of The Apes

The Maze Runner's Wes Ball is to oversee a new reboot of Planet Of The Apes. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ball has been brought in by Disney to take charge of the redevelopment of the franchise. 

Ball's take, which is still in early development, will mark the fourth new venture of the franchise. 

Originally, the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle, was taken to the big screen in 1968 with Charlton Heston in a leading role.

A box office smash, four further sequels and a TV series were produced between 1970 and 1973.

The series was then rebooted in 2001 by Tim Burton, but box office takings and reviews were mixed and no sequel was produced.

Subsequently, in 2011, things were resurrected for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, a new take on the story, which took over $500 million at the box office.

Two further sequels, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and War For The Planet Of The Apes, were then made in 2014 and 2017.

To check out all the previous versions of Planet Of The Apes, click here. 

 

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