Kevin Durand is the latest actor to join the growing cast of Kingdom of the planet monkeyA continuation of the long-standing fortune of the 20th Century.
Durand joins a cast that includes Owen Teague, Freya Allen, Peter Macon and Eka Darville. The series begins years after the end of the previous trilogy, starring Andy Serkis as the ape leader Caesar and ends with 2017. War for the Planet of the Apes. That movie follows Caesar as he leads his people to the promised land after much turmoil.
Maze runner Fillmaker Wes Ball is directing the feature for a 2024 release date.
Planet of the monkeys began life as a 1963 novel by Pierre Boulle before being adapted for the big screen with the 1968 film starring Charlton Heston. It tells the story of a future in which apes rule the Earth and humans are subdued. Planet of the monkeys was followed by four sequels and two television series, in addition to Tim Burton’s 2001 reboot starring Mark Wahlberg.
Fox rebooted the franchise with a prequel reboot in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In total, the films grossed $1.7 billion worldwide.
Durand recently had a role in the manga adaptation Locke & Key with credits also included Werewolf mutant, Real steel and FX’s StressVampire TV series co-created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
He is represented by CAA and Alchemy Entertainment.