Starring: James Franco, Brian Cox, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow,
Freida Pinto Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Opening Date: August 5th, 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a completely new take on one of 20th Century
Fox's most beloved and successful franchises. Oscar-winning visual effects
house Weta Digital – employing some of the groundbreaking technologies
developed for Avatar – will render, for the first time ever in the film
series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origin story.
Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based
cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, 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 latest attempt to milk the long-in-the-tooth
Planet of the Apes franchise. One can
only hope that it will be better than Tim Burton’s tepid 2001 remake . .