Screen NSW’s Made In NSW fund attracts blockbuster Planet of the Apes production to Sydney.
Announced today at Disney Studios Australia in Sydney (renamed from Fox Studios Australia, part of The Walt Disney Company’s Australian footprint), 20th Century Studios’ Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will receive $17 million in support from the Australian Government, and funding through Screen NSW’s Made In NSW fund.
Directed by Wes Ball, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” begins an all-new chapter in the “Planet of the Apes” saga - picking up many years after the conclusion of 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
“Planet of the Apes” – which follows the rise of an intelligent ape species fighting for control over Earth and its human inhabitants – is one of 20th Century Studios’ most popular and enduring franchises, amassing more than $1.7 billion worldwide.
This production will inject more than $128 million into the Australian economy, utilising the services of more than 1,000 local businesses.
Steve Asbell, President of 20th Century Studios, said: “’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.”
Three emerging filmmakers living with a disability will see their projects come to life on the big screen, thanks to the NSW Government’s 2022 Screen NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund.