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A new Planet of the Apes film is on its way – Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

The upcoming Planet of the Apes sequel will star The Witcher actress Freya Allen and Owen Teague as the film’s lead ape.

Along with the upcoming film’s title and initial cast, it looks as though 20th Century Fox has also unveiled our first look at the film:

Production is said to be starting soon with director Wes Ball. Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison will write the script.

“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,” said 20th Century Studios president, Steve Asbell. “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.”

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set many years after War for the Planet of the Apes – the final film of the franchise’s previous trilogy. Throughout this trilogy, actor Andy Serkis performed motion capture for Caesar – the now-iconic ape leader.

Unfortunately, there are no other details about the film’s plot at this time, and it’s unknown whether Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will directly connect to Caesar and his apes.

Freya Allen is perhaps best known for her breakout role as Ciri opposite Henry Cavill in The Witcher. Meanwhile, Owen Teague is known for the role of Harold Lauder in the CBS miniseries, The Stand.

Joe Hartwick Jr, Jaffa, Silver, and Jason Reed are producing, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping executive producing.

Want to read more about the Planet of the Apes? Check out our list of the 25 best sci-fi movies of all time, as well as details of Marvel’s upcoming Planet of the Apes comic book series.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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