Now that 20th Century Fox have settled on a release date and title they can start marketing Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first trailer is expected to be released later this week, but in the meantime the official Facebook page for the movie has uploaded a 4 second clip which gives us our first look at an ape. Who needs costumes when WETA are involved?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an origins story set in present-day San Francisco. The film is a reality-based cautionary tale, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy. One hyper-intelligent chimp called Caesar (motion captured by Andy Serkis) incites a worldwide ape revolution and causes the downfall of humankind.
James Franco will be playing a young, driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes, with Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto playing a primatologist.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes directed by Rupert Wyatt, will be released August 5th, 2011.