"Planet of the Apes" Prequel Set to Invade Theaters 

20th Century Fox has announced that the "Planet of the Apes" prequel will be released on June 24, 2011. This one will be called "Rise of the Apes."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the production will use CGI apes to be created by WETA Digital, rather than using costumed actors as in past installments of the sci-fi action franchise."

Hhmmm, intriguing. So the apes will be like multiple Gollums from "The Lord of the Rings" films instead of the costumed/made-up actors.

Rupert Wyatt ("The Escapist") is set to direct a script written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa.

I like that the film's logline follows the cautionary mood of its predecessors. This one will be set in San Francisco and will feature how "man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy."


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