Last month, CHUD reported that 20th Century Fox had a new “Planet of the Apes” script being worked on titled Genesis: Apes. At the time the site reported that the project was essentially a remake of the fourth film in the franchise Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Now it seems like that project may be close to becoming a reality.
This weekend, the Fox Movie Channel was airing Planet of the Apes movies and after one of the airings, studio exec Tom Rothman talked about the possible prequel film:
“We are very close at Fox on a new Apes script- this one a kind of prequel story before the first story, with a return to the social thematics that mark the first one, but with an entirely contemporary setting – Earth 2009″.