New Trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes Goes for Reality
Posted 06.03.11 by Ryan
The last Planet of the Apes movie was 1973's Battle for the Planet of the Apes (we're purposely forgetting the 2001 remake), but the upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes takes the story back to the beginning, with scientist Will Rodman's (James Franco) cure for Alzheimer's working perfectly on the ape test subject named Caesar (Andy Serkis) who ends up taking revenge on the lab, his lab captors and — and this is just a wild guess — the planet.
The first trailer for the prequel was released in April and partially explained the movie's story, but the latest trailer expands on the original and reveals more story details.But, according to director Rupert Wyatt, the story is half the battle, with the success of the prequel resting on New Zealand-based special effect house WETA, who worked on Avatar, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Rise's apes.
"We will succeed or fail based on how much people believe in our apes," Wyatt told USA Today. "But WETA is the best in the world, and once they sent us one shot, we knew we made the right decision."
Franco believes that Rise's apes will be an improvement over the previous Planet of the Apes movies.
I used to think, wow, look at these great actors, in these wacky costumes, having quasi-philosophical discussions about what civilization is made of. It was hard to watch such a highly budgeted movie where people obviously are wearing masks. We're going to transform it into our version of realism, what intelligent apes would be like.
See if WETA succeeded in the trailer below.
Written by co-producers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, Rise of the Planet of the Apes co-stars John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton and Freida Pinto.
Next Showing: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
opens Aug. 5