A new listing by AMC (via Collider) indicates that Wes Ball’s upcoming “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is already set to break a new franchise record – runtime.

The film is reportedly set to clock in at 145 minutes, making it the longest ‘Apes’ film to date. It beats the recent trilogy which came in at 105 minutes for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, 130 minutes for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” in 2014, and 140 minutes for “War for the Planet of the Apes” in 2017.

The original 1968 “Planet of the Apes” was the longest of the old five-film saga and it came in at just 112 minutes.

The new film jumps three centuries into the future as the apes grapple with control of the planet, while humans have regressed to a feral state.

In the years since some groups have never heard of Caesar, while others have contorted his teaching to build burgeoning empires. In this setting, one ape leader begins to enslave other groups in an effort to find leftover human technology.

At the same time another ape, who watched his clan be taken, embarks on a journey to find freedom with a young human woman becoming key to his quest. She has plans of her own though.

William H. Macy, Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Eka Darville, Dichen Lachman and Kevin Durand star in “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” which hits cinemas on May 10th.

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