Wes Ball describes how a multi-movie story is built up by the latest installment in the franchise: "We’ve got good ideas for what would come next."

Unbeknownst to him, filmmaker Wes Ball trained during his early years to helm the science-fiction saga that started with the 1968 film starring Charlton Heston, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. The director remembers, "I was born in 1980, but for some reason, I grew up watching that original '68 version a lot."