20th Century Fox revealed the promo clip which was shown at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes
“. It’s a minute and 42 seconds long clip showing the rise of the apes and the destruction it means for all of us weaklings. It’s pretty brutal with a helicopter crash and spear throwing, and even Tom Felton puts up a fight, but there’s also a snippet of a sure-to-be-touching scene between James Franco and Caesar the chimp (played by Andy Serkis).
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.
The film, directed by Rupert Wyatt
opens on August 5th and stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo
and Andy Serkis