Extended Preview Clip from Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Posted 07.19.11 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox's promotional campaign for Rise of the Planet of the Apes has been focusing on viral videos of late, including one that shows an ape messing around with AK-47s and, more recently, reacting to the Los Angeles "Carmageddon" 405 freeway closure last weekend.
Set as a prequel to the Planet of the Apes franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes follows James Franco as a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, one that works on a chimpanzee named Caesar (motion-capture performance by Andy Serkis of The Lord of the Rings trilogy). The latest promotional item is an extended preview clip of the movie released to Yahoo! which focuses solely on Caesar, offering the first prolonged look at the character that proves the apes of the prequel will be in contrast to those of the original Planet of the Apes movies. The clip shows a range of emotions for Caesar, as he becomes protective of Franco's father (played by John Lithgow) and is introduced by Serkis.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist) and written by co-producers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Brian Cox, Tom Felton and Freida Pinto co-star.
Next Showing: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
opens August 5