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FILMEDGE TRACKS THE EVOLUTION OF RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

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FilmEdge tracks the evolution of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, an origin tale harkening back to the original film saga yet independently creating a genesis myth about the convergent destinies of man and ape.

Reflecting the feature film mythology of the past with classic storytelling themes explored in scientific cautionary tales like Frankenstein, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES stars James Franco as Will Rodman, a research scientist seeking a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and testing his treatment on apes. The results yield unexpected growth of intelligence in one subject named Caesar (performed by Andy Serkis), that results in evolutionary mutations of advancement in the chimpanzee. When Will takes Caesar home to protect him from scientific exploitation, the chimp's chemically induced evolution progresses with shocking speed into a new hybrid species between ape and human. Caesar's newfound intelligence and ability to communicate will have dire consequences for the futures of both species on Earth.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt with visual effects produced by WETA Digital, who created Serkis' Gollum for THE LORD OF THE RINGS film series, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES takes place before the events of classic 1968 PLANET OF THE APES film, enacting events which lead to the apes' overthrow of mankind as the dominant species on our planet.


RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES BLU-RAY/DVD ANNOUNCEMENT

Get RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray/DVD release information on FilmEdgeUPDATE 10/18/11 — Today Fox Home Entertainment released cover art and disc details for the Blu-ray/DVD release of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES arriving in North America on December 13, 2011 after an international release date of December 7th.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist), this special effects blockbuster stars James Franco (127 Hours) and features fantastic supporting performances from Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Brian Cox (Red), Tom Felton (Harry Potter films) and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) in a ground-breaking performance. The RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes commentaries and more.

Get a high-resolution file of the Blu-ray/DVD cover art and full bonus materials list on FilmEdge.


RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
STORY SYNOPSIS

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the RISE OF 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 breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

 

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
CAST and CREW

Starring:  James Franco, Frieda Pinto, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton and David Oyelowo

Directed by:   Rupert Wyatt

Written by:
  Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver

Suggested by novel 'La Planet des Singes' by:
  Pierre Boulle


RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES IMAGE GALLERY

View many high-resolution production stills from the feature film and the concept art which inspired it in our expanding Image Gallery.

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COMIC-CON TRAILER

20th Century Fox has been unleashing a steady stampede of video clips and trailers for RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and this weekend was no exception. Earlier today at San Diego's massive Comic-Con 2011 event, Fox premiered this new teaser trailer, which features many extended shots of the apes' revolution we've glimpsed, plus many never before seen clips and action. The more FilmEdge sees of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the more we and many others are impressed with the film's potential as a modern origin story telling how mankind fell and apes rose to rule the Earth.

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Access FilmEdge's collection of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES posters, wallpaper designs, buddy icons and more in our File Download Center. We just added a first look at the new RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES quad poster design available for download, though it's not yet available in a high-resolution file from Fox. Check back at FilmEdge often for updates and subscribe to our blog to get first alerts on APES movie news.

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RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES ONLINE COMIC PREQUEL

Episode 1 of the free digital comic prequel to RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is available now from Twentieth Century Fox and Boom! Studios. FilmEdge has full details on weekly installments and panel art previews, read the Press Release and link to the APES prequel comic.

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RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on December 13, 2011