Maze Runner director Wes Ball was scheduled to direct a live-action adaptation of Harbinger for Paramount Pictures, men Deadline has reported that he has been forced to resign to focus on the new planet of the Apes movie.
Based on the Valiant cartoon, the Harbinger the film focuses on “a group of super-powerful teenagers who rebel against the company that tried to exploit their abilities for their own purposes.“Fortunately, the studio already has a replacement in mind, as they are in negotiations with Paul Down’s Colaizzo to direct and rewrite the script. Colaizzo is best known for writing and directing Brittany Runs and Marathon with Jillian Bell in the lead role.
Wes Ball has been linked directly to the new one planet of the Apes movies to almost Three years. Given how successful the latest trilogy is (The Resurrection of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet that Aberand War for the planet of the apes) was for 20th Century Studios, they are clearly keen to return to the franchise. According to Deadline’s Justin Krollis the study reportedly “very high“On the script for the film and searching for the star of the film, with the hope that it could lead to a new trilogy. Production could Start between late summer and early autumn 2022.
Wes Ball has previously said that although the new planet of the Apes the film will set its own course, it will still honor the previous films.
The last three films are one of the great trilogies we have in modern film history. They’re just so well done. They honored the original films they came from, the Charlton Heston films, but they grounded it in a modern sensibility, and it just worked. Caesar is one of the great movie characters that we want to have through time. So what do you do to follow it up, right? At the same time, I was not interested in making a part four either. We also want to do our own thing.
Ball went on to say that they “have a way of staying in the universe that was created before us, but we also open ourselves up to being able to do some really cool new things.” That planet of the Apes movies are some of my favorites so I can not see what Wes Ball has done for this new episode.