We have learned that Daniel Dorrance has joined the crew for Wes Ball’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot for 20th Century Studios as the film’s production designer.
Wes Ball will write and direct the new ‘Planet of the Apes’ reboot with David Starke and Joe Hartwick Jr set to produce the film.
Daniel Dorrance has worked alongside Wes Ball as the production designer on some of his films including ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ and ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, he was also a part of the production design team for Wes Ball’s ‘Mouse Guard’ film that was cancelled following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
Sources say that the film will be a reboot so it is unlikely that it will be connected to the previous ‘Planet of the Apes’ trilogy that was done under 20th Century Fox. My prediction is that it will reboot the original 1968 film. The film is targeting to begin filming later this year, which likely will mean a 2022 release date.
The original 1968 ‘Planet of the Apes’ film, based on a novel by Pierre Boulle, centers on an astronaut who lands on a planet and discovers an advanced ape civilization ruling over primitive humans. In the final, infamous twist, he learns he is actually on Earth, which had suffered an apocalyptic nuclear war.