Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Extra: "A New Generation of Apes" Featurette
12.08.11 by BJSprecher
Director Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes relaunched the classic sci-fi franchise by going back in time to tell how a human scientist (James Franco) seeking a cure for Alzheimer's disease became the catalyst for the evolution of ape intelligence that eventually leads to the topsy-turvy world in which apes are civilized and humans are little more than animals. To promote the movie's upcoming home video debut, Fox has released one of the many extra features included on the Blu-ray, a featurette titled "A New Generation of Apes" that offers a look at how the actors and stunt performers brought the apes to life like never before by using state-of-the-art motion capture technology.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes was written by co-producers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. The cast includes John Lithgow, Tom Felton, Brian Cox, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis (motion-capture).