Freya Allan Joins Cast Of Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

20th Century confirms Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes starts new trilogy for the IP, Freya Allan joins Owen Teague and Peter Macon as cast. Following up from our previous article, Deadline now reports the added actors to the cast and a first look at the upcoming movie. Apparently, the story picks up years after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes.

Director Wes Ball is on schedule as the studio planned to start the production late 2022. And, here we are with a first look of the movie in progress. In terms of the time- table, the production for this IP under 20th Century seems to be really going smoothly, dare we say swiftly. This indicates that 20th Century together with Disney are truly excited for the new trilogy.

Freya Allan Joins Cast Of Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

Freya Allan Joins Cast Of Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

Image; 20th Century Studios

Latest addition to the cast is The Witcher’s very own Freya Allan. She will portray the lead human role. Her name is an addition to the actors list that include Owen Teague of the movie It and Peter Macon the actor who portrays Lt. Cmdr. Bortus in The Orville. While details about the roles are scarce, production has specifically stated that Teague will be the lead Ape of the movie. It’s possible that he will also lead the whole trilogy.

Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison take on the responsibility for the movie’s screen play. Notably,  Joe Hartwick Jr, Jaffa, Silver and Jason Reed are the producers, together with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping as executive producers.

20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell delights at the progress of the production. He says:

Planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy. With Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.

Freya Allan Joins Cast Of Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

Freya Allan Joins Cast Of Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

Image: 20th Century

This intention to revive the franchise for the newer generation seem to be taking their steps very carefully. While the casting of the lead Ape came rather quickly, Allan landing the role took a longer time to confirm. Of course, speculations about as to the movie’s plot. However, we only have the words from the director himself to go on for now. Director Wes Ball has stated that this new trilogy will build on Matt Reeves’ previous works on the franchise. The director means to continue what he calls “Caesar’s Legacy”.

By the initial look that is now public, the world continues to be in its post-apocalyptic state. Lush greens abound and cover what used to be skyscrapers of the modern world. Seemingly a warrior, an ape astride a horse has just either released a pet bird of prey or calling the pet back to his arm.

The image depicts the world as the books from the original source would describe. We imagine novelist Pierre Boulle would have been happy to see it.

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