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Indecisive Ape Spotlighted In Riveting New Photo From 'Rise Of The Planet of The Apes'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 12, 2011 1:30 AM
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And that indecisive ape would be Caesar, as performance-captured by Andy Serkis, in this brand new shot from "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." Caesar appears to be having a hard time deciding whether he wants his beverage to taste great, or to be less filling. He could just ask a human but - oh, crap, no he totally can't because that would just be another attempt for the human to undermine him and his kind. Less filling, you flesh-hogging two-legged miscreants!

Watch: Trailer For 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Has Distinct Whiff Of 'The Happening'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 14, 2011 1:03 AM
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The value of a home-grown franchise for a big studio can't be undervalued, and since they adapted Pierre Boule's novel "La planète des singes" into 1968's "Planet of the Apes," it's become one of 20th Century Fox's key properties, spawning five additional movies, and two separate TV series. But the monkey-heaviest sci-fi series around isn't what it once was, and 2001's Tim Burton 're-imagining' failed to successfully re-launch the franchise, due to being really, really terrible. But you can't keep a good merchandising opportunity down, and the studio have gone back to the well, with the talents of Andy Serkis, James Franco and effects geniuses WETA Digital leading the charge.

'Rise Of The Apes' Becomes 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 7, 2011 2:19 AM
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This Summer, You Will Believe A Planet Can RiseThose damn dirty apes at Fox can't stop monkeying around with the next film in the "Planet of the Apes" series. First, they went ahead and offered it to every major director only to be turned down. Then they ordered multiple rewrites despite already having a release date. Finally, they declared June 24th to be the day audiences would see "Cesar," though they had already changed the name to "Rise Of The Apes." Then, of course, they bumped the film to Thanksgiving to allow for more time to finish the special effects. Then, at some point, they must have replaced the special effects guys with wizards, because "Rise Of The Apes" returned to August 5th.

Release Date Shifts: 'Rise Of The Apes' Moved Back To Summer, 'The Sitter' Bumped To Winter

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 23, 2011 2:47 AM
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A couple of notable release dates on the move today for 20th Century Fox. First to make a shift is the "Planet Of The Apes" reboot "Rise Of The Apes" with James Franco and Freida Pinto which will now be released on August 5th. The film has already switched release dates twice but the new spot will make it the "last big event movie of the summer" according to 20th Century Fox's Twitter account. It had originally been scheduled for June 24th and was then pushed back just two months ago to a Thanksgiving weekend release on November 23rd; now it's been moved back closer to it's original summer bow.

Apeless First Look At James Franco In 'Rise Of The Apes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 8:08 AM
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Word has been pretty quiet on the upcoming franchise reboot "Rise of the Apes," but it seems that's all about to change as 20th Century Fox has dropped a first look (via JoBlo) at the lead star James Franco in the film, not coincidentally just before the actor is set to host the Oscars this weekend.

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