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New Planet of the Apes film 'a possibility'

9th August 2011

A new film adaptation of Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel Planet of the Apes will be likely if the latest film based on that novel's mythology is a success, the director has claimed.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is a prequel to the novel, is released this week in the UK, with early screenings having so far received critical praise - something director Rupert Wyatt says bodes well regarding the prospect of a sequel.

Boulle's novel has been adapted for the big screen twice before – in an iconic 1968 film starring Charlton Heston, which spawned four sequels, and in Tim Burton's 2001 interpretation, which failed at the box office.

Wyatt said the way in which the new film is structured, however, means that it would be easy for a sequel to begin where Boulle's novel does – in space, some time after the apes have taken over the planet.

'The reaction has been so strong that we'll hopefully get to do it again. There's so much one can do with this and I've got plenty of ideas,' the director added.

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