PLANET OF THE APES Prequel Movie Gets Release Date
Fox is set to release the “Planet of the Apes” prequel, titled “RISE OF THE APES” on June 24th, 2011. The production of the prequel will involve the use of WETA Digital to create the CGI apes. Similar technology was involved in the creation of the film “Avatar.” Unlike previous films from the sci-fi action franchise, costumed actors will not be used.
Rupert Wyatt will be directing the film, using the screenplay written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Producers for “Rise of the Apes” will be Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark. Silver and Jaffa will work alongside with Chernin and Clark to help produce the film.
Filming is set to take place in San Francisco. The film has been described as a “cautionary tale” of what happens when genetic experiments by men, lead to the creation of intelligence in apes, and then creates a war to gain supremacy in the world.