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‘Planet of the Apes’ Producer Dylan Clark Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Clark is already producing ”Scarface“ and ”Battlestar Galactica“ for the studio

Dylan Clark, the producer of Fox’s “Planet of the Apes” franchise, on Tuesday announced a first-look deal with Universal Pictures with his newly launched company, Dylan Clark Productions.

Clark will continue to develop and produce Universal titles, including upcoming reboots from “Scarface” and “Battlestar Galactica.”

Clark, who served as a production at Universal for eight years before leaving in 2009, was previously a partner to Bluegrass Films Founder Scott Stuber since 2013.

During that time, they developed a diverse slate of films for Universal which will continue to be produced by Dylan Clark Productions. He and Stuber also produced director Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” for Lionsgate.

Dylan Clark Productions Executive Vice President Beau Bauman will continue to oversee comedy development and production for the company, and Vice President of Production Brian Williams will focus on finding properties to develop into commercial action films.

“Dylan is an experienced, hands-on producer, with strong relationships and proven success across many genres, including big franchise films,” Universal Pictures production president Peter Cramer said in a statement. “He’s been an important member of the Universal family and we’re glad that he and his new company will call this studio their home for years to come.”

Dylan Clark Productions is currently in preproduction on director David Ayer’s re-imagining of “Scarface” starring Diego Luna.

The company is partnering with Michael De Luca to reboot “Battlestar Galactica” with director Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2”) and “Westworld” writer Lisa Joy.

Clark is also developing “Bad Monkeys” starring Margot Robbie; “Space Race” with director Dan Trachtenberg; a film based on “Armada” from best-selling novelist Ernie Cline; and a film adaptation of Microsoft’s popular third-person shooter franchise, “Gears of War.”

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