20th Century Fox has released an extended clip from Rupert Wyatt’s upcoming sci-fi classic retake “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
The movie stars James Franco as Will Rodman, a scientist who tests his cure for Alzheimer’s disease on a chimpanzee named Caesar (Andy Serkis) and inadvertently gives rise to the first of an army of super-intelligent apes. Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and David Oyelowo also star.
Set in present-day San Francisco, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” reveals the origins of a war that ultimately led to a global apocalypse – and to Earth becoming the Planet of the Apes. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is taking on its most ambitious challenge, creating for the first time a non-human CGI character that delivers a dramatic performance with real emotion and intelligence.
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, the big budget prequel to the 1968 classic, “Planet of the Apes”, hits theaters on August 5.