Movie: ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’

Movie: ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’

Apr 16

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

The film is a prequel/reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise which takes place in present day with a science fact-like take on how animal testing leads to the end of the human race, and yes, the rise of the apes. James Franco plays “a young, driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes.” John Lithgow plays Franco’s father, also a scientist, Freida Pinto plays a primatologist who helps Franco, Brian Cox plays “the villainous owner of a primate sanctuary who runs the facility without compassion for the animals that live there,” Tom Felton is the son of Brian Cox’s character, and through performance capture and WETA created visual effects, Andy Serkis plays Caesar, the chimp who leads the simian revolt. The screenplay is written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters on August 5th 2011.

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RELATED LINKS:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Website
Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Facebook
Wikipedia on Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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