The August 5th release date is only a few months away so as expected, more and more news on Rise Of The Apes is trickling out. We saw the trailer a few weeks back and it was quite impressive. I’m excited for it and am eager to hear any new information that’s made available. Luckily, Latino Review is bringing us some news today straight from the mouth of actor Tom Felton. Felton, no stranger to villain roles (he’s Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films), is taking on the role of a human who mistreats apes. His mistreatment of them eventually leads to the revolt. Check out what Felton had to say below.
“When Caesar, our lead ape, gets too big for James Franco’s character to look after anymore, they have to put him into a facility. Brian Cox, who plays my dad, owns it, and I work there. Needless to say, I’m supposed to be looking after the apes, but I really don’t do that job very well,” he said to MTV News in an interview. “I don’t get on well with them and I’m not that friendly with them. I’m kind of what instigate Caesar’s revolt against humans. Before that, he only knew James Franco’s character. He thought all humans were going to be friendly and nice. It’s through my father and my character that he learns the perils of humanity and how bad we really are. The apes we see are apes, not the ‘Planet of the Apes’ creatures we’ve seen before,” he said.
In additional Rise Of The Apes news, a new featurette was released today that gives us a very brief look at the story of the film. Check it out below along with the plot summary.
An origin story in the true sense of the word, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is set in present day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale — a science fiction/science-fact blend where mankind’s hubris leads to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. Oscar(R)-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing certain of the groundbreaking technologies developed for “Avatar” – will render, for the first time ever in the film series, photo-realistic apes rather than costumed actors.