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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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Release Date: August 5, 2011 (North America)

Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Sequel          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: 20th Century Fox   Production Company: Conundrum Entertainment

Who's In It: James Franco (Will Rodman), John Lithgow (Charles Rodman), Freida Pinto (Caroline), Andy Serkis (Caesar), Tom Felton (Dodge Landon)

Who's Making It: Rupert Wyatt (Director), Rick Jaffa (Screenwriter), Amanda Silver (Screenwriter), Peter Chernin (Producer), Dylan Clark (Producer)

Premise: A scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's creates a super-smart chimpanzee. When his funding is cut the man raises the chimp, Caesar, and watches as his intelligence continues to grow and his physical form... More »

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A new video clip highlights the emphatic bond between Charles Rodman (played by John Lithgow) and Caesar the chimpanzee. Rodman is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and in these two scenes we see how Caesar displays caring and protects his human friend from a dangerous situation.

 

 

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fox has given the new full-length trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes to Yahoo Movies. Here it is:

 

 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

There's a special online chat with WETA crew members that worked on Rise of the Planet of the Apes taking place today. As part of their promotion for the event, a brief amount of images taken from the forthcoming trailer have been released by Fox:

 

 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's been said that if you hang around enough, what was in becomes in all over again. On that thought, 20th Century Fox has decided to once again change the title of this film, except now it's all retro sounding: Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The studio has decided to change its mind again and return Rise of the Apes to a summer 2011 berth. The apeness is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2011.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The first official still from the Rise of the Apes film was given to JoBlo.com today. In it we see James Franco's scientist character doing scientific things in a science lab. No apes. They must be arriving later in the marketing campaign.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fox has shifted the release of Rise of the Apes from the summer (June 24) to the holiday season (November 23, 2011.)

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Harry Potter cast member Tom Felton is the latest confirmed addition to the cast of Rise of the Apes. The actor, who played Draco Malfoy throughout all eight Harry Potter films, has been cast in the part of Brian Cox's son in the Apes film. The son is co-owner of the ape facility which Cox's character is a cruel owner of.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Brian Cox (Zodiac, Troy, X-Men 2) is in talks to join the cast of Rise of the Apes. If his deal goes through Cox will play the film's villain, the owner of a primate sanctuary. He runs the facility with an iron fist, abusing the animals. This sets the stage for the uprising that Caesar will lead against the humans.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A publicist using a Twitter account for 20th Century Fox made the announcement that Andy Serkis will be providing the motion capture performance of the ape Caesar in the movie. Serkis also provided the mo-cap work (and voice) for Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as the performance of King Kong in Jackson's 2005 remake.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

John Lithgow and Freida Pinto have joined Rise of the Apes. The Third Rock From the Sun actor will play the Alzheimer's suffering father of James Franco's character while the Slumdog Millionaire actress is a primatologist.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

James Franco (Spider-Man, Milk) has won the leading role in Rise of the Apes, that of the scientist that creates the mutant ape Caesar. Filming is slated to begin on July 5.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

20th Century Fox has announced a release date of June 24, 2011 for Rise of the Apes, the project that was once called Caesar in its development. A prequel/reboot of the studio's Planet of the Apes film franchise, Rise will be directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing through Chernin Entertainment.

It was also revealed that the apes will be entirely made using computer graphics, a first for a Planet of the Apes film. The CG will be done by Weta Digital, the studio that created the majority of effects for Avatar and the Lord of the Rings movies.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Planet of the Apes prequel Caesar has moved into active pre-production by opening offices at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, B.C.. This is the same studio where The Chronicles of Riddick was shot and is one of the biggest soundstages in Vancouver. The first day of filming is scheduled for mid-July. Casting has not been announced yet.

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