Twentieth Century Fox has hired Contagion writer Scott Z Burns to whip up the latest script the sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, reports Heat Vision.

Apparently, the follow-up “is taking the story to the next level, with the apes on the path to emerge as society’s new rulers.” Which we probably could have guessed, to be honest…

The original earned $481.8 million worldwide last year on a budget of $93 million.

Rise writers, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, had already provided a first draft for the sequel. Director Rupert Wyatt and Caesar performance capture artist Andy Serkis are both set to return.