Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Evolution Becomes RevolutionCategory: Entertainment
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is actually not based on the specific plot-line from the original series, but instead takes elements from the earlier movies to create an original origin story.
Set in modern day San Francisco, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a reimagining of how Planet of the Apes came to be.
The crux of the story is, what could happen today – right now – that would make it possible for apes to eventually kill all the humans and take over the world.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars James Franco as Will Rodman and Freida Pinto as Caroline Aranha. Andy Serkis who became famous for playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy delivers another applauding performance for playing Caesar, the first test subject who broke free and release the cure among other apes.
Will Rodman (James Franco) is a scientist, currently residing in San Francisco, who is working on a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease by performing tests on apes. The first test subject is a chimpanzee, named Caesar (Andy Serkis), whose parents had been captured in Africa. Rodman’s “cure” not only repairs brain cells as they expected to, but it genetically modifies Caesar’s way of thinking to create a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence. Caesar learns unbelievably well, but human authority orders him to be locked up. However, he eventually proves to be smart enough to escape from his cage and releases an airborne-strain of the cure that advances the intelligence of his fellow apes. Caesar soon builds an army of enhanced apes in order to overthrow humanity and assert apes as Earth’s dominant species.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Rupert Wyatt and produced by Amanda Silver for a budget of $90 million.
Check out the Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled for release in the United States and Canada on August 5, 2011 by 20th Century Fox.
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