More Ape Mayhem in New Preview Clips from Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Posted 07.26.11 by BrentJS
After releasing online the teaser clip for Rise of the Planet of the Apes that was unveiled at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, a clip that contained more ape action than any of the previous clips or trailers, Twentieth Century Fox has just unleashed more preview clips containing even more apes causing mayhem. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist), Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a "reality-based cautionary tale" about the possible pitfalls of monkeying (sorry, couldn't resist) around with genetics. James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a scientist who discovers a cure for Alzheimer's disease that, when tested on apes, grants them intelligence on a par with humans, giving rise to a veritable army of super-smart, super-ticked off apes.
The first preview clip is introduced by award-winning British actor Andy Serkis (King Kong, The Lord of the Rings), who, through motion-capture technology, brings to life the first intelligent ape and the leader of the ape uprising, Caesar. In the clip, we see how Caesar secures the instrument that will enable his escape.
In this clip, the apes, led by Caesar, escape from their holding facility and make their way to the genetics lab.
The apes have their first brutal confrontations with unsuspecting San Francisco police officers in this clip, using whatever is at hand to defend themselves.
And, in this action-packed clip, the police rally by attacking the apes on horseback, only to find the apes are more powerful, and more coordinated, than they suspected.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was written by co-producers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. John Lithgow, Tom Felton, Brian Cox, and Freida Pinto also star.
Next Showing: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
opens Aug. 5