20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for the upcoming ape’s prequel/reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first trailer spent a lot of its time on the mayhem the apes cause towards the end of the film, while this new trailer shows a bit more background on how the apes actually rise. I’m really hoping the film plays out more like this second trailer, with more focus on the science of it all.
The ending of the trailer does focus on the revolt of the apes, but I’m guessing that most of the film spends time building up to that. Let’s hope that they structure this film properly with just enough story and action to neither bore us or to become a straight up action film without a plot.
The CGI apes are really looking impressive, thanks to WETA Digital for doing the effects. There were a few parts that made the ape’s looked a little too “fake”, but I’m sure they are still fixing all of that up. This film is definitely on my radar for summer films! Hopefully, Fox can deliver another great film in the Apes series that helps us completely forget about the Tim Burton train wreck.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is directed by Rupert Wyatt and stars James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox and Tom Felton. Opening this summer on August 5th, 2011. Check out the trailer below, thanks to SlashFilm:
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.