In celebration of the Planet of the Apes’ 50th Anniversary, Rod Serling’s unproduced script for the original 1968 film will be brought to life for the first time.
BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox have announced PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES, a new original graphic novel, set for release in August 2018.
In honor of the 50th milestone, BOOM! Studios searched the 20th Century Fox film archives and unearthed the first screenplay for the original Planet of the Apes (1968) movie, written by Rod Serling. The screenplay has been adapted into comic book format for the first time, from acclaimed actor/comedian/writer Dana Gould (The Simpsons) and Chad Lewis (Avengers Origins).
This is the world you know from the acclaimed Planet of the Apes film series, but with key differences – Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts; instead, it’s a bustling and urbane metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant Ape culture. In a world where Apes wear modern clothes, drive modern cars and rule the late night talk show scene, the arrival of one man will forever change how Apes – and Humans – view themselves.
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