Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - Oscar® Nominee!
Editor's NoteThe PLANET OF THE APES franchise gets the origin treatment in this 20th Century Fox production from director Rupert Wyatt (THE ESCAPIST). The script, written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, concerns a group of American scientists whose genetic experiments lead to an uprising by a race of intelligent apes that they helped create. James Franco stars, with Freida Pinto and John Lithgow heading up the rest of the cast.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - DVD Review
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Published on: 12/12/2011 5:02 AM
|Ever since Charlton Heston crumbled in the rising surf, realizing that the alien world overrun by intelligent primates on which he had been marooned was actually Earth thousands of years in the future, Hollywood has tried to trump the original Planet of the Apes. From several early sequels (Beneath, Escape, Conquest, Battle) to a TV series and a misguided 2001 reboot (which director Tim Burton still wishes he could forget), the lure of evolution spiraling out of control has just been too great to avoid. Now, Fox is once again offering a complete overhaul of the franchise, giving us a brand new explanation for the end of humanity and the rise of the chimp....read the full review|
|Tom Felton - Co-Star|
|Amanda Silver - Screenwriter|
|Rick Jaffa - Screenwriter|
|Weta Digital - Visual Effects Designer|
|Rupert Wyatt - Director|