New Planet of the Apes Movie Happening at Disney with Maze Runner Director

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The planet hasn't seen the last of CGI apes. It's been revealed that Disney's 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a new Planet of the Apes movie with Wes Ball, the filmmaker behind the successful Maze Runner franchise. Details on the project, for the time being, are slim but this is one of the first major Fox properties that Disney acquired in the massive $71.3 billion merger earlier this year that has been taped for development.

According to a new report, 20th Century Fox, which Disney now owns, has tapped Wes Ball to develop a new Planet of the Apes movie, with the intent being for him to direct. Fox had a great deal of luck rebooting the franchise in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was directed by Rupert Wyatt. The movie chronicles the origins of how the apes began their takeover of the planet,
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