For those of you who have Fox Movie Channel on your cable providers, you probably would have been flipping channels this weekend and seen the channel airing a Planet of the Apes marathon for the past few days. Well, within the space before each of the sequels aired on the channel, 20th Century Fox's Tom Rothman clarified Chud's earlier reports that a remake of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes was in the works.
It seems a new Apes film is indeed being worked on titled Genesis: Apes and it's instead a prequel leading up to the first story. Here's what Rothman had to say on it.
"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,"
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