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Stop monkeying around and check out the first trailer for RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
April 14th, 2011

From Weta Digital, the visual effects company for AVATAR, comes RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES! At least that's how we're pitched it in the strangely worded trailer for the lengthy-titled film.

In actuality, the film comes from director Rupert Wyatt (THE ESCAPIST) and stars James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton. APES tells the story before the story, set in modern day San Francisco and focusing on the origins of how primates gain intelligence to go ape shit and eventually take over the world, leading us to the events of 1968's PLANET OF THE APES. Or 2001's PLANET OF THE APES from Tim Burton if you are one of those people who acknowledges its existence.

Check out the trailer along with a synopsis after the break.

"An origin story in the true sense of the word, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale -- a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind's hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Oscar(R)-winning visual effects house WETA Digital - employing certain 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 swings into theaters August 5, 2011.

Source Apple Trailers

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  • http://twitter.com/GandtheW Gordon and the Whale

    James is the absolute best at puns.

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