Friday, 15 April 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Official Trailer

This looks very cool, I have to say.  I have been a fan of the Planet of the Apes movies since I was a kid and this reboot of the origin story looks as if it is going to be fantastic.  A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

The movies stars Andy Sirkis – already quite used to simian roles as Caesar, the ape who starts the whole revolution going.  James Franco is playing the human lead, the scientist whose cure for Alzheimer’s produces remarkable effects on its ape test subjects.  Hollywood heavyweights Brian Cox and John Lithgow add some muscle to the cast too.

When will it be in theaters? The Rise of the Planet of the Apes will be in movie theaters on August 5.