Premiere - Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes : A World Premiere in Los Angeles

By Mulder, Los Angeles, TCL Chinese Theater, 02 may 0002 to 02 may 2024

Hollywood was abuzz with excitement as the highly anticipated Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes made its world premiere at the renowned TCL Chinese Theatre. The event was marked by an extraordinary spectacle, with a cavalcade of apes on horseback gracing the red carpet, setting the stage for a captivating evening. The film, which continues the legacy of the iconic franchise, drew a notable crowd of industry insiders, actors, and special guests.

The premiere brought together a talented ensemble cast and crew, with director Wes Ball at the forefront. The red carpet featured actors Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, William H. Macy, Travis Jeffery, Lydia Peckham, Eka Darville, Neil Sandilands, and Ras-Samuel. Alongside them were filmmakers such as director/producer Wes Ball, screenwriter Josh Friedman, and producers Joe Hartwick Jr., Jason Reed, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver. Executive producer Peter Chernin also made an appearance, joined by special guests like Riz Ahmed, Vivien Lyra Blair, Esai Morales, Frank Grillo, Boris Kodjoe, and Jesse Metcalfe.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes continues the franchise's legacy with a fresh storyline set several generations after Caesar's reign. The narrative follows a young ape's journey as he grapples with his understanding of the past and makes choices that will shape the future of both apes and humans. The film showcases the evolving relationship between the two species, exploring themes of tyranny and freedom as a new leader rises to power.

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The film, directed by Wes Ball and written by Josh Friedman, is based on characters created by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The production features stunning cinematography by Gyula Pados, meticulous editing by Dan Zimmerman, and an evocative score by John Paesano. The production companies, Oddball Entertainment and Jason T. Reed Productions, collaborated with 20th Century Studios for distribution.

The Planet of the Apes franchise has a storied history of success, beginning with the 1968 original film starring Charlton Heston. The modern reboot started in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014 and War for the Planet of the Apes in 2017. All these films achieved critical and commercial acclaim, noted for their groundbreaking visual effects and compelling storytelling.

The premiere of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes was an exclusive event, highlighting the film's impact on the industry and its fans. The movie, with a running time of 145 minutes, will be released exclusively in theaters worldwide on May 10, and will be available in IMAX, Dolby Cinema, 4DX, ScreenX, and premium formats everywhere

Synopsis : 
Plusieurs générations après le règne de César, les singes ont définitivement pris le dessus. Les humains, eux, ont régressé à l'état sauvage et vivent reclus. Alors qu'un nouveau chef tyrannique construit peu à peu son empire, un jeune singe entreprend un voyage périlleux qui l'amènera à remettre en question tout ce qu'il sait du passé et à faire des choix qui détermineront l'avenir des singes et des humains...

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Directed by Wes Ball
Written by Josh Friedman
Based on Characters by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Premise from Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
Produced by Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick Jr., Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Jason T. Reed
Starring  Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, William H. Macy
Cinematography : Gyula Pados
Edited by Dan Zimmerman
Music by John Paesano
Production companies : Oddball Entertainment, Jason T. Reed Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Studios
Release date : May 8, 2024 (France), May 10, 2024 (United States), 
Running time : 145 minutes

Photos : Getty Images / 20th Century Studios